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Be Prepared for the Unexpected: Public Health Pearls of Wisdom

Local health departments are faced with daily challenges in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. In a collaborative project, NCDP presents the top 10 Public Health Pearls of Wisdom which offer guidance to improve collaboration, communication, and leadership during an event.

This video series helps offer practical knowledge and advice to any health department and will prove incredibly useful in starting or continuing conversations vital to optimal function in a disaster. A facilitator’s guide is available to assist in this process.

Visit the project page to view videos and learn more or take the certificate-based course.

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Children & Disasters Bulletin

  • Discovered less than 2 years ago, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a mortality rate greater than 30%. 
  • Distinguishing between public health practice and research.
  • Children and trauma: Addressing mental health issues and treatment options.
  • Questioning Tamiflu: re-evaluating the evidence.

If you are a clinician, public health leader, practitioner, emergency manager, researcher, or educator we will provide you with expert commentary and access to the most recent and relevant news, tools, and science in the field. Read the full May issue

Check out our new, monthly issues on the Children and Disasters Bulletin: News, Tools, and Science and sign up now for access to this unique newsletter. 

FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, oil from the leaking Deep Horizon oil rig is seen swirling through the currents in the Gulf of Mexico. Move over Goldman Sachs. Big Oil may be even less popular with the electorate than Wall Street bankers. Edgy lawmakers of both parties are counting on it. The month-old Gulf oil disaster has unleashed a gusher of congressional oversight hearings that may prove harder to cap than the blown BP well. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Gulf Coast Population Impact Project

Since the Deepwater Horizon incident, there has been considerable interest on the part of policy‐makers, providers, communities, and the research community in understanding the impact of the largest offshore oil spill on human health, particularly that of children.

Our field team is currently interviewing in five communities in Louisiana. Community members or respondents who have questions or concerns can reach us at 866.795.9513.

The Gulf Coast Population Impact Project (GCPI) aims to understand these impacts on children and their families. Visit the GCPI homepage to learn more about the project, its phases, and findings.

 

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The SHOREline Project

SHOREline is a youth empowerment program that seeks to provide an opportunity to make fundamental changes in the lives of youth, their families, their communities, and beyond.

NCDP created SHOREline with the support of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to give youth a voice—and a platform—for encouraging their own recovery and the recovery of those around them.

Visit the SHOREline site to read more, view videos, and learn about the chapters. View the official SHOREline Press Release made available on 8/14/13 or read the news story.

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Training Center

Are you and your family prepared to handle the next flood, wildfire or hurricane?

Explore our new Preparedness Wizard and learn more about how you and your family can stay safe during and after a disaster. It’s an easy way to start being prepared, stay safe, and stay independent.

In 2014, NCDP updated, enhanced, and re-launched this training to include functional needs based on the C-MIST framework. Upon completion of the module, participants will have a comprehensive customized personal preparedness plan with resources and templates that they can update and practice with their families. 

Click for: Certificate Online Courses or Training Resources or Cursos de Certificación en Español

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected: Public Health Pearls of Wisdom

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Children & Disasters Bulletin

FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, oil from the leaking Deep Horizon oil rig is seen swirling through the currents in the Gulf of Mexico. Move over Goldman Sachs. Big Oil may be even less popular with the electorate than Wall Street bankers. Edgy lawmakers of both parties are counting on it. The month-old Gulf oil disaster has unleashed a gusher of congressional oversight hearings that may prove harder to cap than the blown BP well. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Gulf Coast Population Impact Project

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The SHOREline Project

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Training Center