New York — Targeted Issue

Model Pediatric Component for State Disaster Plans

March 1, 2002 - Feb. 28, 2006

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Project Overview
Goals: (1) Build a coalition of experts from the fields of pediatrics, disaster planning, emergency medicine, emergency response, trauma, and mental health; (2) Utilizing the expertise of the coalition, build a consensus as to the appropriate methodology for the development of a model assessment method of both state disaster plans and recent disaster incidents, inclusive of the specific needs of children in disaster planning, preparation and response. This should include specific attention to the needs of special populations, such as culturally diverse groups, the homeless or transitional, children of substance abusers, and children with special health care needs; (3) Use information gained via the assessment models, to develop a Model Pediatric Component (MPC) for use in state disaster planning.
Harlem Hospital, Columbia University
Main Contact
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
David Markenson, MD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Center for Disaster Medicine: Preparednes for Special Populations Website Website/Webpage/Wiki 2005 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Pediatric terrorism preparedness national guidelines and recommendations: findings of an evidenced-based consensus process Research Paper/Publication Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 2004