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AECA 2016 Keynote | Children in a Changing Climate: The Importance of Childcare Providers in Disasters

Dr. Lori Peek delivers the keynote address to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA) annual conference in Little Rock, AR. Resilient Children/Resilient Children Initiative (RCRC) project director and NCDP Deputy Director, Jeff Schlegelmilch sets the stage by introducing the RCRC Initiative. In her talk, Dr. Peek focuses on the critical role childcare providers may play in a child’s outcome before, during, and after a disaster. She references her book, co-authored along with Alice Fothergill,”The Children of Katrina”, to present real world examples from Hurricane Katrina where childcare providers served as advocates and anchors for the children in their care. To learn more about the RCRC Initiative follow the link below.

Special thanks to AETN for filming and live-streaming this important presentation.

ncdp.columbia.edu/rcrc

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, RCRC Initiative

2016 | Lori Peek, Jeff Schlegelmilch

Covering Recovery- Finding News in the Aftermath of Disaster

On October 11 2016, the Covering Recovery Project, a joint initiative of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, hosted its inaugural lunchtime colloquium at the Columbia Journalism School. The discussion explored innovative approaches to storytelling and under-reported policy debates. This is a recording of the livestream of the event.

dartcenter.org/events/2016/10/covering-recovery-finding-news-aftermath-disaster

Tags: Disaster Journalism, Disaster Recovery

2016 | Irwin Redlener

Evolutions in Emergency Management: Maximizing resources through the RCRC Initiative (Part 3 of 3)

This emergency management and childcare provider video series highlights 1) the importance of planning for children’s specific and unique needs in an emergency and how those plans build a more resilient community, 2) addresses how this planning gap evolved, and helps us understand the critical nature of bringing emergency management and child-serving institutions to the same table and 3) how the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative (RCRC) is facilitating conversations that have never occurred in the past.

This video series features interviews with emergency management professionals from the two Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative pilot communities in Washington County, AR and Putnam County, NY. Also featured is NCDP Deputy Directory Jeff Schlegelmilch and NCRLB board member Andrea Davis‎, Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity at The Walt Disney Company.

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, Evolutions in Emergency Management, RCRC Initiative

2016 | Jeff Schlegelmilch

Evolutions in Emergency Management: Partners in Resilience (Part 2 of 3)

This emergency management and childcare provider video series highlights 1) the importance of planning for children’s specific and unique needs in an emergency and how those plans build a more resilient community, 2) addresses how this planning gap evolved, and helps us understand the critical nature of bringing emergency management and child-serving institutions to the same table and 3) how the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative (RCRC) is facilitating conversations that have never occurred in the past.

This video series features interviews with emergency management professionals from the two Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative pilot communities in Washington County, AR and Putnam County, NY. Also featured is NCDP Deputy Directory Jeff Schlegelmilch and NCRLB board member Andrea Davis‎, Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity at The Walt Disney Company.

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, Evolutions in Emergency Management, RCRC Initiative

2016 | Jeff Schlegelmilch

Evolutions in Emergency Management: Prioritizing children on the planning agenda (Part 1 of 3)

This emergency management and childcare provider video series highlights 1) the importance of planning for children’s specific and unique needs in an emergency and how those plans build a more resilient community, 2) addresses how this planning gap evolved, and helps us understand the critical nature of bringing emergency management and child-serving institutions to the same table and 3) how the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative (RCRC) is facilitating conversations that have never occurred in the past.

This video series features interviews with emergency management professionals from the two Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative pilot communities in Washington County, AR and Putnam County, NY. Also featured is NCDP Deputy Directory Jeff Schlegelmilch and NCRLB board member Andrea Davis‎, Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity at The Walt Disney Company.

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, Evolutions in Emergency Management, RCRC Initiative

2016 | Jeff Schlegelmilch

Advice for Communities from the National Children’s Resilience Leadership Board (NCRLB)

The NCRLB offers insights and advice for the RCRC Pilot Communities as they wrap up year one of a three year initiative. These pearls of wisdom are applicable to any coalition or community building efforts.

Learn more about the NCRLB here

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, RCRC Initiative

2016 | None

IRE16: Investigating in the Wake of Disaster – Special Message

As Dr. Redlener was unable to attend #IRE16 in person this year, he recorded a special message for all the attendees of the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors conference and in particular for the panel hosted by the Dart Center, Columbia University. This content is particularly pertinent for all journalists with an interest in covering topics of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and addresses seven critical topics and inherent challenges of disaster journalism.

Accompanying Tipsheet: http://bit.ly/28J3QMw
Event Homepage: ire.org/conferences/ire-2016/

Tags: Disaster Journalism, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery

2016 | Irwin Redlener

Concepts in Social Media: Organizing social media using lists and dashboards

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Concepts of Social Media, Social Media

2016 | None

Concepts in Social Media: Making sure information is up-to-date and relevant

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Concepts of Social Media, Social Media

2016 | None

Concepts in Social Media: Channeling influential sources to build trust

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Concepts of Social Media, Social Media

2016 | None

Concepts in Social Media: Empowering people to participate and share

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Concepts of Social Media, Social Media

2016 | None

Concepts in Social Media: Gathering crowdsourced information

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Concepts of Social Media, Social Media

2016 | None

Thought Leadership|The Power of Connectivity: Building your audience

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
•Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Social Media, The Power of Connectivity, Thought Leadership

2016 | None

Thought Leadership|Disaster Operations: Thinking to the future

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Disaster Operations, Social Media, Thought Leadership

2016 | None

Thought Leadership|Disaster Operations: Sensemaking with social media

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Disaster Operations, Social Media, Thought Leadership

2016 | None

Thought Leadership|Disaster Operations: Leveraging social media in the EOC

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Disaster Operations, Social Media, Thought Leadership

2016 | None

Thought Leadership|The Power of Connectivity: Engaging through conversation

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Social Media, The Power of Connectivity, Thought Leadership

2016 | None

Thought Leadership|The Power of Connectivity: Crafting your message

Project Homepage: http://bit.ly/20UyL7A

Associated Products
• Flagship On-line Course: COM3305 – Social Media in Preparedness and Response
• Thought Leadership Video Series: The Power of Connectivity + Disaster Operations
• Concepts of Social Media in Disaster Video Series: Managing & Organizing Crowd-sourced Content
• Social Media Resources: Peer-reviewed articles (http://bit.ly/1VwQt1j), reports/white papers (http://bit.ly/1UhqXaZ) , tools (http://bit.ly/1ZdCaxT)

This project is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HITEP140023.

Tags: Social Media, The Power of Connectivity, Thought Leadership

2016 | None

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert K. Kanter

During the Ebola Crisis, we interviewed Dr. Kanter as part of a larger conference on the emerging threat. Watch this never before seen 2014 interview with Dr. Kanter discussing the far ranging potential impacts of a disease threat such as Ebola. He predicted the severe consequences of Ebola very early on, and would echo the same concerns and provide the same advice as new threats such as the Zika virus continue to emerge.

Read more about Dr. Kanter in a special edition of the Children & Disasters: News, Tools, & Science Bulletin – ncdp.columbia.edu/library/children-and-disasters-news-tools-science/memoriam-dr-robert-keene-kanter-1949-2016/

Tags: Ebola, Interview

2016 | None

National Opinion Survey Data Release Webinar: Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative

As part of the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness designed and deployed a national survey modeled on prior work through the American Preparedness Project, which collected national data on attitudes and opinions on preparedness. This webinar event recorded on February 9 2016 released the data focused on children in disasters, and included analysis and commentary from experts from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Save the Children.

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, RCRC Initiative

2016 | Jeff Schlegelmilch, Elisaveta Petkova

Resilient Children / Resilient Communities: Community Resilience Coalitions Introduction

As part of the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, two pilot communities are building Community Resilience Coalitions (CRC). Today we hear from coalition members who speak to the importance of this initiative and why actions to protect our Nation’s children after a disaster are so critical.

Tags: Community Engagement, Community Resilience, RCRC Initiative

2016 | None

Growing Up in an Era of Extreme Events

2015-2016 Sustainable Development Seminar Series, “Growing Up in an Era of Extreme Events.” October 7th, 2015 1:00PM-4:00PM EDT

As we look back at the last 10 years of extreme events, the response and recovery to Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and the Ebola Crisis are a few of the many that have tested our disaster preparedness. Now, climate change and the global refugee crisis are increasingly recognized as significant and persistent threats to children and other vulnerable populations. With thought leaders from Columbia University and the Earth Institute’s affiliated centers, this seminar will explore what we have learned from these crises and what that means for the future of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Hosts: Irwin Redlener, MD, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public health, Columbia University; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;
Panelists: Elisaveta Petkova, Research Associate, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute; Adam Sobel, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Jeb Weisman, Director of Strategic Technologies, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;
Discussion Moderator: Jeff Schlegelmilch, Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Event Homepage: bit.ly/extreme15sdss

Tags: Climate Change, Extreme Events, Panel Discussion

2015 | Irwin Redlener, Jeff Schlegelmilch, Elisaveta Petkova, Jeb Weisman

Missteps at WHO Fueled Ebola’s Spread

The 2014 Ebola epidemic was always going to be deadly, but an Associated Press investigation, featuring quotes by NCDP Director Dr. Irwin Redlener, has found that a string of avoidable errors badly undermined the work of aid workers.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSgexq5qfcE

Tags: Ebola, Public Health Preparedness, Systems Readiness

2015 | Irwin Redlener

Ebola and the Politics of Pandemic

The Earth Institute presented the first of the 2014-2015 Sustainable Development Seminar Series, Ebola and the Politics of Pandemic, on November 6th. Beyond urgent medical and humanitarian consequences and response demands, the growing Ebola crisis has serious implications for governments, the private sector, and public messengers. This session will explore how money, power, and media affect — and are affected by — pandemics and other disaster events, how each relate to a society’s extent of preparedness or panic, and lessons learned for sustainable development. (via Earth Institute)

Speakers:

Irwin Redlener, MD, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness and the Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience, The Earth Institute; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Co-Founder and President, Children’s Health Fund
Amy Fairchild, PhD, MPH, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA, Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Seminar Page

Tags: Ebola, Panel Discussion

2015 | Irwin Redlener, Jeff Schlegelmilch

Prepping for a Blizzard

Dr. Redlener joined Inside Edition to discuss how to prepare to shelter-in-place during a weather-related event.

Source: http://www.insideedition.com/videos/3629-surviving-snowmageddon-2015

Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Public Health Preparedness

2015 | Irwin Redlener

SHOREline Inaugural Capstone Mini-Documentary

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.

Each SHOREline chapter was challenged to develop their own disaster-related projects. During the 2013-2014 school year, the five pioneering SHOREline chapters in the Gulf Coast, (Alma Bryant High School in South Mobile, Alabama, Gulfport High School in Mississippi, Grand Isle School, South Lafourche and Benjamin Franklin High School in Louisiana) spent their year building tools to help youth and communities recover from a disaster.

Read more about the SHOREline project here

Tags: Community Engagement, Documentary, SHOREline, Youth Empowerment

2014 | David Abramson, Lori Peek, Jeb Weisman

The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa & the World

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, in collaboration with the Earth Institute, brought together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference on the Ebola outbreak on October 27th, 2014.

This conference facilitated a multi-disciplinary dialogue which will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts—particularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implications—and mitigate future high-fatality events.

Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Ebola, Public Health Preparedness, Systems Readiness

2014 | Irwin Redlener, Jeff Schlegelmilch

Is America prepared for an Ebola outbreak?

Dr. Redlener speaks with WTOP 103.5 regarding the state of preparedness in the United Sates and its ability or inability to handle a major outbreak or infectious disease epidemic.

Source: wtop.com/267/3718256/Is-America-prepared-for-an-Ebola-outbreak

Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Ebola, Systems Readiness

2014 | Irwin Redlener

Increasing Coordination to Improve Disaster Response

Dr. David Abramson discusses how improved coordination among experts can increase situational awareness and improve our ability to respond to future disasters.

Learn More at www.PHE.gov/SciencePreparedness

Tags: Disaster Research, Public Health Practice, Public Health Preparedness, Science Preparedness

2014 | David Abramson

Science Preparedness and Public Health Practice

Dr. David Abramson explains the importance of having sound science to inform good public health practice.

Learn more at www.PHE.gov/SciencePreparedness

Tags: Disaster Research, Public Health Preparedness, Science Preparedness

2014 | David Abramson

Study Conducted on NJ Residents Post-Sandy

On August 10th, 2014, NBC10 followed the Sandy Child & Family Health Study (S-CAFH) into the field to showcase how the efforts of our team will lead to improved disaster response and recovery in New Jersey. The story also highlights the personal connection our field team has to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Source: NBC10

Learn more about the S-CAFH study: www.scafh.org

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Disaster Research, S-CAFH

2014 | NCDP

Be Prepared for the Unexpected: Public Health Pearls of Wisdom

This research videography project aimed to preserve the institutional memory of, and forever capture, the universal pieces of wisdom of 10 current and former New York metropolitan-area health department employees with over 250 years of combined experience. These video-driven trainings serve to preserve the institutional memory of the health department by leveraging the undocumented knowledge, skills, experience, and expertise.

Click here to access the facilitators guide, watch individual modules, and learn more.

Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Documentary, Health Department, Public Health Preparedness

2014 | PERLC

SHOREline KickOff Summit

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.

Follow the SHOREline team as they kick off the inaugural year of the SHOREline project in Long Beach, MS.

Learn more: shoreline.ncdp.columbia.edu

Tags: Community Engagement, Deepwater Horizon, Disaster Recovery, SHOREline, Youth Empowerment

2014 | David Abramson, Lori Peek

Disasters: The Wake-Up Calls That Never Happen

Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, provided expert commentary on KUOW, explaining why events like the landslide in Oso, Washington rarely yield the attention or resources needed to prepare or respond adequately for future events. 

Interview by Ross Reynolds at Seattle’s National Public Radio affiliate, KUOW, April 4, 2014

Click for original story

Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Interview, Landslides

2014 | Irwin Redlener

Harlem building collapse: Disaster journalism & long-term impacts

Irwin Redlener, MD was interviewed by Gene Policinski, host of the Journalism Works radio program on March 14, 2014. Dr. Redlener discussed the long term impacts of the recent gas explosion in Harlem, New York City, and addressed the socioeconomic needs of communities as they recover from disasters. 

Dr. Redlener also focuses on best practices for journalists after a disaster.

Journalism Works is sponsored by the Newseum in Washington D.C

Tags: Disaster Journalism, Disaster Recovery, Harlem Explosion, Interview

2014 | Irwin Redlener

Posse Foundation – The Power of the Group

The power of the group and power of “groups of groups” are among the driving forces behind the Posse Foundation’s success. As NCDP launched our SHOREline youth empowerment project we looked to the Posse Foundation for inspiration and direction. NCDP Deputy Director David Abramson introduces the plenary lecture on the “Power of the Posse” delivered by MacArthur Genius award-winner Debbie Bial at the SHOREline Kick-Off Summit in Long Beach, Mississippi on October 19, 2013. Dr. Bial is joined by several of her Posse alumnae as they describe the themes that link Posse and SHOREline.

Tags: Documentary, SHOREline

2013 | David Abramson

Life Story Project: Life Stories & Disaster Recovery

Does telling one’s ‘life story’ accelerate recovery from a disaster? The objective of the proposed Life Story Project was to allow residents of the Gulf Coast who were displaced or greatly impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to tell their life story in a therapeutic manner. This study’s primary objectives were to (1) establish the feasibility of conducting such a study with a displaced population, and (2) explore the utility of oral histories for helping displaced and disengaged individuals re-establish positive social roles for themselves through this story-telling process.

Life Stories were videotaped in an Operation Assist mobile recording studio (the retro-fitted Operation Assist Public Health Field Office), and a customized DVD of the taping was given to each participant at the end of the taping session. Participants were followed up with at one and six months after the taping in order to gauge the use and effectiveness of the Life Story intervention, and their self-assessed measures of self-efficacy, personal growth, social engagement, and depression/mental health was compared with a control group.

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Disaster Research, Documentary, GCAFH, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Oral History, Testimony Therapy

2007 | None

Why London and other cities could be “doomed”

Isabel Hilton reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York. She speaks to Irwin Redlener, MD of The National Center for Disaster Preparedness and seismologist Klaus Jacobs who tells her why rising sea levels mean London and other cities could be “doomed”.

Tags: Documentary, Hurricane Sandy

2013 | Irwin Redlener

TED Talk: The Human Dimensions of Disaster Recovery

In this TEDx NOLA talk, Dr. Irwin Redlener describes how improved coordination of intelligence services, enhanced detection of biological agents, and better infrastructure capacity can enable the public health sector to work more effectively. He also talks about the need for mobile medical care, electronic medical records, and further preparation for medical healthcare facility evacuations.

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Hurricane Katrina

2010 | Irwin Redlener

TED Talk: How to survive a nuclear attack

The face of nuclear terror has changed since the Cold War, but disaster-medicine expert Irwin Redlener reminds us the threat is still real. He looks at some of history’s farcical countermeasures and offers practical advice on how to survive an attack.

Tags: Nuclear, Terrorism

2008 | Irwin Redlener

Children, the environment, and preparing for disasters post-Katrina

Center Director Irwin Redlener and The Earth Institute’s Jeff Sachs appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on 8/26/10 to talk about the state of children, the environment, and preparing for disasters post-Katrina.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina

2010 | Irwin Redlener

Trauma After Katrina: Kids Still Suffering Emotionally

Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, speaks to CNN’s American Morning, live from New Orleans about research findings showing children still suffering emotionally from the 2005 disaster.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina

2010 | Irwin Redlener

Rush to Nowhere: The Extraordinary Consequences of Large-Scale Evaucations

National Evacuation Conference 2012, New Orleans, LA, February 7th – 9th.

Breakfast plenary session: ” Rush to Nowhere: The extraordinary consequences of Large-Scale Evaucations.” featuring Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness. 

Introduction by Brian Wolshon, Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency.

Original Link: http://vimeo.com/39058473

Tags: Evacuation

2012 | Irwin Redlener

Researching An Elusive Community

From the documentary “Pandemia Invisible:” a team of researchers from the National Center of Disaster Preparedness out of the Mailman school of public Health at Columbia University sets out to conduct a study on undocumented immigrant communities in the U.S. and what would be their outcome in case of a public health emergency.

Tags: Disaster Research, Documentary, Elusive Communities, HITN, Trailer

2010 | NCDP Research Team

Toward More Effective Disaster Philanthropy

Dr. David Abramson, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, speaks on effective disaster philanthropy at a panel discussion organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies: (full panel discussion video can be accessed here).

Tags: Disaster Philanthropy

2012 | David Abramson

After Sandy: Climate and Our Coastal Future

A University forum featuring faculty researchers from Columbia’s Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the Mailman School of Public Health, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of International and Public Affairs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Columbia faculty from schools, institutes and centers from across the university have provided a key source of insight to the media, general public and policy-makers about the related issues of climate change and sustainable development in the face of rising sea levels around the globe. This university-wide conversation, co-sponsored by The Earth Institute, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, and World Leaders Forum, brings together just a few of the many Columbia researchers whose interdisciplinary work is adding to our understanding of the risks facing coastal communities, including New York City and its suburbs.

Tags: Hurricane Sandy, Panel Discussion

2012 | Irwin Redlener

AT&T: From Paper To Tablets

Following disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health deploys a field team to collect research on the health, social and economic impacts on people who live within disaster zones.

http://ncdp.columbia.edu/research/mobileresearch/

Tags: Disaster Research, Documentary, Tablets

2011 | Jonathan Sury, David Abramson

Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop

Engaging the Public, Protecting Health: David Abramson speaks on communicating health risks to diverse groups of people. This presentation was filmed on June 22, 2010 as part of an IOM Workshop assembled to address to potential health effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This particular talk was part of the session entitled,” Strategies for Communicating Risk.”

Tags: Risk Communication

2010 | David Abramson

Pandemia Invisible Documentary Film

Produced by HITN, in collaboration with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Pandemia Invisible chronicles the research team’s experience in four US cities trying to understand how the H1N1 pandemic impacted undocumented Mexican immigrant communities. The research process, as well as the families’ stories in those communities, are highlighted in this English-language documentary.

Additional clips, behind the scenes footage, and the documentary premier can be found on HITN’s website: http://www.hitn.tv/pandemia.php 

Tags: Disaster Research, Documentary, Elusive Communities, HITN, Pandemic

2010 | NCDP Research Team

Dr. Irwin Redlener joins Jon Stewart on the Daily Show

Dr. Irwin Redlener would make this country more prepared with competent leadership, organization and accountability.

Tags: Disaster Preparedness

2005 | Irwin Redlener