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.
- The Storm is Over, But Not Its Effects: Dr Allen’s Story
- Pediatrician for Preparedness: Dr Landers’ Story
- Remembering Boston: Dr Stavas’ Story
- Mental Health and Recovery: Dr Cooleys’ Story
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.