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American Academy of Pediatrics: Children and Disasters [website]   [open html - 229KB]

"In 2006, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Board of Directors identified disaster preparedness as 1 of 7 priority issues requiring special attention and resources. The AAP appointed the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC) in May 2007 to establish a focused effort within the AAP to 1) Develop and implement a 3-5 year AAP Strategic Plan for Disaster Preparedness; 2) Oversee/support AAP disaster preparedness initiatives while working collaboratively with AAP committees, sections, and councils and key partner organizations; and 3) Strengthen AAP advocacy and policy efforts, which include responding to inquiries as appropriate, identifying opportunities for advocacy such as providing Congressional testimony and offering comments on federal regulations, and mobilizing a Contact Network."

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