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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

Do you have the knowledge and skills to survive a natural or man-made disaster or emergency? In 2012, 106 million people worldwide were affected by disasters. In the United States, we saw wildfires in Colorado, hurricanes in New York and heat waves in Ohio—among many other extreme-weather events. Disasters such as these show us the importance of planning and preparing.

Learn how to prepare yourself using Columbia Regional Learning Center’s (CRLC) online courses, webinars and videos. We offer more than 40 competency-based public health classes. All of our trainings are free and you’ll receive a certificate of completion when you finish the course. Visit our Training Center to explore more.

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

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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Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery in the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study (G-CAFH) is a longitudinal study of post-disaster recovery measures in the Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Established in 2006, the cohort is comprised of 1,079 randomly selected households sampled from FEMA trailer parks, commercial trailer parks, and community venues. Respondents have been surveyed annually regarding their physical and mental health as well as social and economic indicators of recovery.

Visit the G-CAFH site to learning more about the study and its findings.

Terri Dorsey, 10, and Imari Clark, 1, reacts after as a family member is treated for heat exhaustion where they have been waiting for days to be evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans, La., Friday, Sept. 2, 2005. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Children & Disasters Bulletin

On September 30th, 2013, NCDP will launch a new and exciting monthly newsletter. The Children and Disasters Bulletin: News, Tools, and Science will bring you the latest news, tools, and science relating to children and disasters to a wide audience.

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. We hope this Bulletin will become your standard and leading national source for information about preparedness and care of children in public health emergencies.

Visit the bulletin now to sign-up for this unique newsletter and to access some basic resources in advance of our first release.

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The SHOREline Project

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Training Center

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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Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery in the Gulf Coast

Terri Dorsey, 10, and Imari Clark, 1, reacts after as a family member is treated for heat exhaustion where they have been waiting for days to be evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans, La., Friday, Sept. 2, 2005. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Children & Disasters Bulletin