Goals & aims


(1) Expand the scope and number of collaborations and partnerships of children’s hospitals with systems of preparedness.

(2) Improve pediatric readiness across health systems influenced by children’s hospitals.

(3) Increase the capacity & capability of telehealth/telehealth to address children’s unique needs during a disaster or global health threat.

(4) Accelerate the real time dissemination and uptake of research-informed pediatric care to address the needs of children and their families.

Aims by August 2026

(1) Ensure that at least 90% of children’s hospitals have working partnerships with local, state, regional and/or national emergency preparedness systems and networks to provide education and preparedness to address the needs of children and families.

(2) Ensure that at 90% of children’s hospital have programs that are engaged with the CPER RPPN Equity Diversity and Inclusion domain to engage in efforts to address disparities experienced by underserved populations

(3a) Ensure the pediatric emergency readiness of health care systems (I.e., academic and community based-systems) including prehospital, emergency department, and inpatient settings to better address the unique needs of children and their families by increasing the national pediatric readiness score of 75% of participating year 2 spoke hospitals by at least 10%.

(3b) Support 25% of emergency departments within the CPER RPPN catchment area to engage in one of three core pediatric readiness improvement activities: establish a PECC, participate in QI collaborative, or become recognized as a Pediatric Ready facility in the respective state/territory

(4) Ensure that at least 200 hospital system EDs have telehealth and telehealth capabilities that address the unique needs of children and their families

(5) Web-based analytics will show an uptake of toolkits by at least 3,000 website users with 1,000 being from the collaborative participants.