Disaster Networking Collaborative

The federally funded Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) is launching its first quality improvement collaborative for children’s hospitals! The aim of the Disaster Networking Collaborative is to establish partnerships with local, state, regional and national emergency preparedness systems and networks to better address the needs of children and families.
The Disaster Networking Collaborative (DNC) supports collective efforts to identify and share best practices and cost-effective solutions to enhance each children’s hospital’s infrastructure to prepare for disasters. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable and have unique physical, mental/behavioral, and social needs that must be addressed in disaster preparedness and response, and disasters can further exacerbate issues of health inequities that affect pediatric populations.

The DNC will last 10 months (September 2023 through June 2024) and will bring together children’s hospitals across the U.S. to share ideas and experiences and learn from one another and from Pediatric Preparedness Network experts.

Registration is now open for the Disaster Networking Collaborative (DNC). A selected team leader from any children’s hospital can register here. The DNC is enrolling teams now through September 15, 2023.

For more information on the DNC, click here.

Join an informational webinar, titled, “Disaster Networking Collaborative: Empowering Children’s Hospitals to Lead and Partner in Pediatric Preparedness” on August 22, 2023, from 1 to 2 p.m. (CST). Advance registration is required.