The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers several opportunities to get involved.
Join the Disaster Preparedness Contact Network
Become part of a forum of members who support AAP initiatives by
providing expertise, representing the AAP at meetings, presenting at
conferences, identifying/reviewing resources, etc. Learn more.
Sign Up to Volunteer in Advance
Donate to the Friends of Children Fund, through which contributions can be made to support pediatricians and the children they treat after disasters anywhere in the world. For more information, click here.
Health professionals interested in promoting pediatric preparedness can establish a relationship with their state or federal government in advance of an event to be prepared, credentialed, and ready to go before the need arises. Consider the following resources:
Promote Hospital Preparedness
Members can support their local children's hospital or community hospital to improve preparedness. Consider the following ideas:
Additional Ideas for PediatriciansIdeas for AAP Chapters