Welcome Welcome Pediatricians can serve as expert advisors to local, state, and federal agencies and committees and play a key role in disaster and terrorism preparedness with families, children, and their communities Be prepared for disastersPediatricians can help families prepare for disasters by providing expert information . Check out the AAP's Family Readiness Kit.Find out moreZika Virus InformationCritical information for pediatricians on Zika virusFind out moreFlu InformationQuick snapshot for clinicians that addresses the current situation with the flu.Find out moreHurricane ResponseThe AAP works to ensure that children's needs are taken care of in a strategic manner related to hurricane response and recoveryFind out more Learn More Testimony on the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act On January 23, 2018, Steven E. Krug, MD, FAAP, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on public health and medical preparedness and response. AAP Disaster Recovery Fund The AAP offers a disaster recovery fund through which contributions can be made to support pediatricians and the children they serve as a result of natural or man-made disasters anywhere in the world. Pediatric Preparedness Ambassadors Find out more information about the Pediatric Preparedness Ambassadors Get Involved Learn how you can help promote preparedness National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Learn more about priorities and efforts of this National Advisory Committee! Children and Youth with Special Needs Obtain information on the treatment of children and youth with special health care needs during an emergency situation. Upcoming Events Disaster related conferences, webinars, and trainings for pediatricians Pediatric Education Disasters Modules, in-person, and online educational training for pediatricians Information for Families HealthyChildren.org, the AAP parenting site, for information written for families on disaster preparedness Key Resources Family Readiness KitKey resource to assist families to prepare for disasters.Disaster Preparedness in NICUsPediatricians should develop disaster response plans within their units, hospital institutions, and geographic regions.Disaster Preparedness ChapterAAP Textbook of Pediatric Care chapter to assist pediatricians to prepare for disasters. E-mail DisasterReady@aap.org for details.Ensuring Child Health in DisastersPediatricians have a key role to play in preparing and treating families in cases of disasters.Providing Psychosocial SupportAAP Clinical Report - Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and CrisesPediatric Preparedness Resource KitStrategies to promote collaborative discussions and decision making about pediatric preparedness planning.Infant Feeding in DisastersSteps pediatricians can take to support breastfeeding during a disaster or an emergencyEMSC Hospital ChecklistA tool to incorporate pediatric considerations into hospital disaster policies. Checklist for Practices Pediatricians need to be ready to provide care for their patients even when normal operations are distrupted. View the new checklist.The Youngest VictimsDisaster Preparedness to Meet Children’s Needs.Helping Children CopeDetails on how adults can promote adjustment and help children cope in a disaster.Council on School HealthAdvocates, educates, and creates policy aimes at ensuring that schools have maintain effective school health policies and programs.