NCDP provides subject matter expertise and technical assistance to local, state and federal government agencies, health departments, and the emergency management community. NCDP consulting projects target a variety of areas pertaining to preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters, acts of terrorism and public health emergencies. The Center is a critical resource in a region that is considered a high-value terrorism target, and at high risk for both natural and man-made disasters, and public health emergencies.
Over the last decade, NCDP has assisted state and local public health agencies maximize staff competence and readiness, and increase their internal preparedness capacity– by providing customized training programs, comprehensive drill and exercise programs and opportunities to coordinate and interact with regional and federal counterparts in public health, healthcare, and emergency management. Additionally, NCDP helps its partners create emergency operations plans and functional annexes using an evidence-based disaster planning approach. We inform the planning process by using known best practices and lessons learned from previous incidents.
The technical assistance provided by NCDP principals and affiliated subject matter experts is designed to inform senior officials and policy makers on how to address critical problems and issues in emergency management. In addition to in-house faculty and subject matter experts, the NCDP maintains a network of affiliate faculty and advisors who help to inform and guide specific projects.
Recent and ongoing NCDP projects include trainings and consultations with these local, state, and federal organizations: the NYC Department of Health and Hygiene, the NYS Department of Health Metropolitan Area Regional Office, and departments of health in Putnam County, Westchester County, Orange County, Suffolk County, Ulster County, Rockland County; the State of New Jersey, the Puerto Rico Department of Health, the State of Hawaii Department of Health; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).