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The Children’s Health Fund, a national organization that supports pediatric care for underserved children, recently announced its renewed support for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with a $2.5 million pledge. Over the past decade, the center has engaged in a number of projects funded by the fund, with a focus on several areas of mutual interest including preparing children, families, communities and health care systems for disastrous events; examining the impacts of disasters on vulnerable populations, particularly children; exploring the relationship between policy and practice as it relates to reconstituting families and communities in a disaster’s aftermath; and generally, providing a mechanism for consultation, training, or direct disaster response in coordination with the Children’s Health Fund.

Tags: disaster policy, disaster funding, vulnerable populations, diaster research, recovery & resiliency, children's health & disasters, community resiliency, children, familes

Source: Fund Pledges $2.5 Million for Disaster Preparedness Center