Pediatric Pandemic Network

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Children have unique physiological and developmental characteristics, making them particularly vulnerable in emergencies, disasters, and global health threats. The Pediatric Pandemic Network, launched in 2021, aims to empower health care systems and communities across the nation to provide high-quality, equitable care to children every day and in crises.


Our team

The network brings together experts from five children’s hospitals in diverse regions of the United States — University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (lead center), University of California San Francisco-Benioff Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville School of Medicine-Norton Children’s Hospital, University of Utah, Primary Children’s, Saint Louis University-Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital — with federally funded national partners: the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response's two Pediatric Disaster Care Centers of Excellence: the Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management (WRAP-EM) and the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response (EGLPCDR).

Our funding

The network is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a five-year award totaling $48 million.

The Pediatric Pandemic Network is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $48M with 0 percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.