Next Public Health Grand Rounds
Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 1pm EST.
Public health emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. Natural disasters, epidemics, and terrorist attacks that have occurred in recent years have underscored the importance of local, state, and federal public health systems in preparing for potential health threats. Public health emergencies, such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, and 9/11 have shown that children have different needs than adults, and require special attention, such as pediatric-focused care. However, responses to past events also show that the unique needs of children have not been adequately addressed in the planning process.
This session of Grand Rounds will discuss strategies to address the unique vulnerabilities of children in every stage of emergency planning. Presenters will also highlight the strong progress that has been made in pediatric disaster readiness as well as the collaboration that is still needed between public health professionals and pediatric care providers to improve the outcomes for children during emergencies.
CDC Grand Rounds Sessions
- March 17, 2015: Emergency Preparedness Challenges
- April 21, 2015: Prevention and Control of Skin Cancer
- May 19, 2015: Controlling Aedes Mosquitoes
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Global Polio Eradication: Reaching Every Last Child
- Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention
- Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice
- Unusual Transplant-associated Infections: Just How Unusual?
- How Pharmacists Can Improve Health
- Million Hearts Initiative
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