Preparedness Reports and Newsletters

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​Preparedness Reports and Newsletters


Below are various preparedness reports or newsletters that include updates on disaster preparedness and response. To suggest newsletters for inclusion on this page, e-mail

Newsletters Focusing on Children

AAP Children and Disasters Newsletter
Sponsoring Organization: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Description: This newsletter offers updates on American Academy of Pediatrics disaster preparedness and response updates relevant to AAP priority objectives. Also included are upcoming events and training opportunities, along with key resources on disaster preparedness and response. To propose articles to be included in the newsletter, e-mail
Subscribe: Send an e-mail request to

Children and Disasters Bulletin: News, Tools, & Science
Sponsoring Organization: National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute
Description: A monthly bulletin to bring news, tools, and science to clinicians, public health leaders, emergency managers, researchers, and educators about preparedness and care of children in public health emergencies.
Subscribe: Enter an e-mail address on the right side of the bulletin Web page.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Children and Disasters Newsletter
Sponsoring Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Description: The newsletter showcases work being done across the country on youth preparedness by FEMA and others. The newsletter also provides details on relevant research (such as research about the impact of traumatic events on youth or the unique needs of children with access and functional needs during disasters), as well as resources for those implementing youth preparedness programs. The newsletter also features specific programs that seek to prepare youth for and help them respond to disasters.
Subscribe: Enter an e-mail address he​re.

Get Ready Get Safe Newsletter
Sponsoring Organization: Save the Children
Description: This quarterly electronic newsletter shares the latest news and resources to help protect children in US emergencies and highlights communities and leaders who are champions for children's safety.
Subscribe: Enter a name and e-mail address here.

Other Disaster Preparedness Reports

Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Description: Developed by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.
Subscribe: Enter your email address to receive important announcements and updates through the ASPR TRACIE Listserv here.​

Clinician Outreach Communication Activity
Sponsoring Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Description: The CDC Emergency Communication Systems Clinician Communication Team manages the Clinician Outreach Communication Activity (COCA) to ensure that clinicians have up-to-date information. COCA is designed to provide two-way communication between clinicians and the CDC about emerging health threats, such as pandemics, natural disasters, and terrorism.
Subscribe: E-mail

Health Security Headlines
Sponsoring Organization: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Center for Health Security
Description: The UPMC Center for Health Security's daily update on news, events, and important developments related to biosecurity, biodefense, nuclear security, and national security.
Subscribe: Enter an e-mail address here.

National Association of County & City Health Officials Preparedness Brief
Sponsoring Organization: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Description: The Preparedness Brief provides updates and information from NACCHOs public health preparedness portfolio which includes a range projects that influence preparedness policy with federal decision makers and develop practical solutions that help local health departments build resilient communities.
Subscribe: Enter an e-mail address here. An account will need to be created in the MyNACCHO system.

The Preparedness Report
Sponsoring Organization: Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
Description: The Preparedness Report is a monthly digest featuring in-depth news, discussion and planning considerations about relevant emergency management, business continuity, disaster and public health topics. Any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the reports can be sent via e-mail to
Subscribe: Enter an e-mail address here.

The NASEMSO Report
Sponsoring Organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
Description: The Washington Update is published two times a month by e-mail for association members and partners. Comments should be directed to the editor, Kathy Robinson, at
Subscribe: Enter an e-mail address here.

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