2014 Ebola Outbreak
The Ebola crisis is growing, requiring a massive emergency response. NCDP, in collaboration with the Earth Institute, brought together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference.
‘The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World‘. The event was live-streamed on Oct 27, 2014.
NCDP experts are actively engaged in providing expert commentary 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 public; NCDP has assembled a short collection of commonly seen myths and their realities, as well as useful resources.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the S-CAFH Study, visit the S-CAFH Homepage.
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.
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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.
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.