Emergencies that challenge the infrastructure of the current health care system require a shift in the standard of usual practice. Pregnant women and their newborns are intimately linked special populations that require continued care despite the community circumstances. Pre-event planning with community partners can generate a safer alternative for providing care during a public health emergency. Lessons learned from international and United States public health emergencies have resulted in a better understanding of the essentials of care and the development of resources to guide planning for these populations.
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This project was supported under the Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and Training Program funded by a grant from the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response under Health and Human Services.
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