Emergency Preparedness Activities

  • Disaster Safety for Expectant and New Parents Feature: These general tips and safety messages help to keep expectant and new parents safe before, during, and after a disaster.
  • Sample Scripts to Counsel Parents and CaregiversCdc-pdf: This document outlines steps parents and caregivers can take before and during a disaster to provide a safe sleep environment for their baby.
  • Coordinated Anthrax Emergency Guidelines: Clinical information for health care providers and public health professionals caring for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating women in the setting of a bioterrorist event involving anthrax. In addition, this report describes the recommendations pertaining to communication about anthrax exposure and treatment for lay and professional audiences and training for health professionals.
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Standard and Supplemental Questions: These questions help to understand the effects of emerging infections and major natural disasters on maternal and infant health.
  • Pretested Standard Question About Preparedness: This pretested question helps to assess the level of preparedness for a disaster among postpartum women in PRAMS participating states. To obtain this information, please contact the CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Team at drhemergencyprep@cdc.gov.