The Pediatric Education in Disasters (PEDs) training program was developed for use in international settings, with 10 topics or modules. The PEDs modules are available in English and Spanish, and 8 of these modules were revised for potential use in the United States.
Download Entire Publication
English (7.35 MB)
Spanish (8.70 MB)
The PEDs programs is also available as an interacative online course in English and Spanish at no cost. See the flyer and instructions.
Colorado PEDs Manual for more information, or learn more
about the course.
is a 2-week course offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Global Health Track. The first four days of the second week of the course are based on the PEDs Course materials.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) international disaster preparedness efforts have been ongoing for many years. The "Helping the Children" initiative is a partnership between the AAP Office of International Affairs and the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, LLC. This initiative seeks to raise awareness and increase competence of relief efforts to be sensitive and responsive to the unique physical and psychological needs of children when a disaster occurs.
Based on these guidelines, a program to train pediatric leaders in the management of disaster relief, care, and rescue for children was developed. The Association for Health Research & Development (ACINDES) was charged with assisting the AAP in the development of the modules and organization of the training program. The manual was published in 2008.
AAP Section on International Child Health
is involved in other efforts to improve the health and well-being of the world's children.