health care coalitions, community organizations, school districts, child care providers, hospitals, private health care providers, insurers, academia, and other partners in municipal planning.

The workshop was designed to review existing tools and frameworks that can be modified to include children’s needs; identify child-serving partners and organizations that can be leveraged in planning to improve outcomes for children; highlight best practices in resilience and recovery strategies for children; and raise awareness of the need to integrate children’s considerations throughout local and state emergency plans. The specific workshop objectives can be found in Box 1-1.2

BOX 1-1
Workshop Objectives

•   Discuss progress being made in different sectors around the country related to the 2010 recommendations of the National Commission on Children and Disasters (NCCD; the Commission), and opportunities for integrating related children’s disaster preparedness efforts into local and state planning efforts.

•   Discuss opportunities to augment children’s benefits by leveraging existing coalitions.

○   Explore coalition challenges and successes from federal, state, local, and provider perspectives.

•   Describe opportunities to strengthen public health partnerships to address the needs of children and families.

•   Understand barriers and challenges to better financial systems related to preparedness for children and families.

○   Discuss importance of health care financing education among stakeholders.

○   Consider strategies to reduce the financial burden on public health and health care facilities.

•   Emphasize different capabilities needed for mass care and sheltering to provide for families and children with special health care needs.

•   Examine resilience strategies that lead to successful recovery in children after a disaster.

•   Understand current approaches and interventions to improve recovery in children after any type of emergency or disaster.


2A full statement of task can be found in Appendix C.

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