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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.

Study Findings now available.

Read the PERSON and PLACE reports or view Key Findings.

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Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative

Every day, 69 million children spend the day at a daycare center or school. Despite this, these institutions are left out of the preparedness and planning equation, sometimes without resources or the capacity to provide needed tools to quickly recover.

NCDP, partnered with GSK and Save the Children, to address this need for change With two pilot programs in the U.S. and a National Children’s Resilience Board, the Resilient Children Resilient Communities project (RCRC) will build a child-focused community resilience plan, as well as advocate for national policies supporting this vulnerable population.

To learn more about the RCRC Initiative, visit the RCRC Homepage.

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Children & Disasters Bulletin

  • Vaccinations for California schoolchildren, Nepal and child exploitation, Ebola, MERS, terrorist threat in the US and cyber attacks.
  • Medical home and care coordination in disaster recovery.
  • Allocating ventilators in a pandemic, 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 July 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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Sandy Child & Family Health Study (S-CAFH)

Photo Credit: Save the Children

Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative

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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