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Sandy Child & Family Health Study (S-CAFH)

The damage caused during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 was immediate, but the aftershocks for New Jersey residents continue in the form of enduring health, economic, environmental and social impacts.

To better understand these effects, the New Jersey Department of Health is supporting a joint research team from NCDP and Rutgers University Institute for Families to conduct the Sandy Child and Family Health (S-CAFH) Study, one of the largest disaster recovery projects and assessments in the region.

Our field team is currently interviewing in nine of the hardest hit New Jersey Counties. For those with questions or concerns, reach us at 800.789.1101 or info@scafh.org.

To learn more about the S-CAFH Study, visit the S-CAFH Homepage.

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Children & Disasters Bulletin

  • View the Infectious Outbreaks Report: Ebola, Immunization Disaster in Syria, Chikungunya, and Enterovirus Respiratory Disease.
  • Next generation ventilators for disaster stockpile.
  • Public health emergency declaration in Massachusetts for opiate addiction and more…

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 October 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. 

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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. Year 2 has kicked off and we welcome two new chapters to SHOREline.

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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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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2014 Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis is growing, requiring a massive emergency response. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) has been focusing its attention on the global and domestic response.

NCDP, in collaboration with the Earth Institute, will bring together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conferenceThe Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World‘. Register to attend here. This event will also be live-streamed on Oct 27, 2014, from 1-5 pm. 

NCDP experts have featured prominently in the media. Read their exclusive perspectives on the outbreak here

The rapidly evolving Ebola outbreak has led to significant questions and concerns from the general population; NCDP has assembled a short collection of commonly seen myths and their realities, as well as useful resources

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Sandy Child & Family Health Study (S-CAFH)

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Children & Disasters Bulletin

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The SHOREline Project

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected: Public Health Pearls of Wisdom

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2014 Ebola Outbreak