The needs of infants, children and adolescents are unique. The system of care and its partners must consider these unique needs to protect the health and wellbeing of children before, during and after a disaster. This is particularly true for the perinatal population, which includes pregnant people and those with newborns. The system of care includes a variety of partners, including health care providers. Each partner’s disaster preparedness efforts are strengthened by working closely with other partners in the system. Hover over the image for the different sectors in the system of care below to see some of the potential collaborators.
Health Care Partners
Health care providers and institutional partners can help address health needs before, during and after a disaster.
Public Health & Local Government
Public health sector and local government partners will determine the success of any disaster preparedness plan or response.
Community-based Organizations and Partners
Partners that can play a critical role in communicating key messages regarding disaster preparedness and response.
Partners in the education sector, including early care and education for infants and siblings.
Communication Strategies and Partners
Potential media partners that can help in communicating time-sensitive messages before, during and after disasters.