Disaster Preparedness: Are We Ready for Kids
(Ready for Kids)

Children represent an at-risk segment of the population in the face of natural and man-made disasters.  Effective pediatric planning at the state and local level requires an awareness of hazard vulnerabilities and the advance consideration of the unique needs of children and families.  Improved readiness can be achieved through collaboration between public health and emergency management leadership and key pediatric care experts and stakeholders in the private sector.  This course will examine how effective communication among all parties, including the public, will serve to improve preparedness in advance of a disaster.