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Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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© 2006 by The American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved except as and to the extent (but only to the extent) otherwise set forth below.

Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians (the "Resource") is the intellectual property of the American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP"), which holds the copyright thereto. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ("AHRQ") has a nonexclusive royalty-free worldwide license to reproduce and distribute the Resource and to authorize others to reproduce and distribute it in their delivery of health care or for quality improvement and educational purposes, in each case only as related to terrorism preparedness and on the condition that no fee is charged to or by the user for the use of the Resource.

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