Arizona Pediatric Disaster Coalition Charter

The mission of the Arizona Pediatric Disaster Coalition (APDC) is to identify pediatric gaps in disaster management, help healthcare facilities prepare to respond effectively in times of disaster, and minimize recovery efforts through prior planning.

The vision of the APDC is to provide technical expertise on emergency preparedness and recovery.


  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends improvements to plans, policies, and procedures impacting pediatric preparedness;
  • Identifies and addresses gaps in the continuum of care for children in disasters;
  • Produces documents and templates, integrating findings from federal pediatric groups and subject matter experts providing guidance pertaining to the unique characteristics of children in disasters;
  • Works in conjunction with partners to monitor and assess the progress of community resilience indicators pertaining to children, including hospital and healthcare preparedness; and
  • Provides direction and support to regional Health Care Coalitions on issues pertaining to children in disasters.

Upcoming Conferences


Preparedness Conference

November 28-30, 2017
San Diego, CA

The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference is the premier gathering of hundreds of healthcare professionals, public safety and public health partners joining forces for the common cause of making their communities safer, healthier and more resilient.

The 2017 Conference is taking place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. We'll see you there!

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