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Medical and Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Considerations for Children and Families

Institute of Medicine. (2013). Medical and Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Considerations for Children and Families.

The workshop reviewed tools, frameworks, and past experiences on topics including: healthcare coalitions and their challenges, benefits, and best practices; integrating children- and family-serving organizations into state and local planning; understanding the barriers to financing healthcare for children in emergencies; examining the needs of children and families related to shelter operations, nutrition, family reunification, mental health, and temporary child care; existing best practices and potential future strategies for emergency response; fostering recovery through community resilience; and approaches and interventions that promote the social and economic well-being of children after disasters.
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