AAP State Pediatric Preparedness Learning Collaborative

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​AAP State Pediatric Preparedness Learning Collaborative


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), launched a State Pediatric Preparedness Learning Collaborative in 2019. The goal of this Learning Collaborative is to improve pediatric preparedness and response in disaster or public health emergencies by promoting communication among pediatrician and public health participants in the Learning Collaborative.

Virtual Meeting Series

The AAP is conducting 4 virtual meetings for the Learning Collaborative participants. Below you will find archived and upcoming virtual meetings in the series:

Virtual Meeting #1
Date: August 8, 2019
Archived Materials: WebinarPowerPoint Slides
Description: This virtual meeting provided an overview of the State Pediatric Preparedness Learning Collaborative goals and objectives. The activities of the CDC Children's Preparedness Unit (CPU) were highlighted. Information was presented on the new AAP Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery. Presenters highlighted a pediatric surge summit and shared information to help participants from all states plan for hospital pediatric patient surge.

Virtual Meeting #2
Date: September 12, 2019
Archived Materials: WebinarPowerPoint Slides
Description: This virtual meeting provided an overview of the CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Team. The input on advances in state or regional partnerships to promote pediatric preparedness and related partnerships were highlighted. Information on challenges and solutions as well as educational areas that were needed in each state and potential State Action Plan steps were also reviewed.

Virtual Meeting #3
Date:November 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT
Description: TBD

Virtual Meeting #4
Date: TBD
Description: TBD

LC participants were encouraged to work with the AAP and state team partners to submit abstracts for and to attend the following conferences below:

Key Resources

If you have any questions, please email DisasterReady@aap.org