September 2014 – Emergency Preparedness Stories – AAP Members Share Disaster Experiences and Lessons Learned

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to compile stories that highlight lessons learned or steps that doctors and families can take to improve disaster preparedness for children. AAP members Karen Landers, MD, FAAP; Grant Allen, MD, FAAP; Natalie Stavas, MD; and Dennis Cooley, MD, FAAP, shared their stories.

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Three stories will be featured during National Preparedness Month on the CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Web site, Dr Cooley’s story will be highlighted in September in the CDC Public Health Matters blog.

To view the family preparedness stories, visit the Real Stories – Special Needs and Emergency Preparedness Web page.

For more information, visit the AAP National Preparedness Month Web page, or e-mail

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