Featured Work

FEMA Training Grants

NCDP has been awarded several FEMA training grants to develop and deliver instructor-led and web-based courses on a variety of topics focused around economic and housing recovery.

Learn more about five curricula and their respective foci here or by clicking the image above. You may also visit our new learning management system for course registration and live training dates.

Photo Credit: Save the Children

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.

Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (RCYC Study)

To continue assessing the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on families and their children, the “Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” (RCYC) study was launched by NCDP and Louisiana State University, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The study findings will help to see if there is evidence that health impacts on children and their families are getting better, worse, or staying the same as years go by. Our field team is currently interviewing in five communities in Louisiana.  

For more information on the RCYC study, click here.

Click here for a FAQ Q&A video series posted as a Twitter moment, featuring LSU’s RCYC Study Coordinator Kathryn Sweet Keating.

Chronic Disease After Natural Disasters: Public Health, Policy, and Provider Perspectives

Individuals with chronic conditions require special attention in the planning, response, and recovery phases of disasters, given their unique needs for medication, medical equipment, continued medical care, and the potential for exacerbation of their conditions that require resource-intensive management.

This new report will provide public and private stakeholders, especially at the state and local levels, a resource to help them better understand, and support, the needs of individuals with chronic medial conditions.

Access the report on Columbia University’s Academic Commons for a free download.

Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice

Social media is an increasingly popular means of communication; nearly two-thirds of American adults use social networking sites as of 2015, according to the most recent Pew Research Report. Social media has tremendous potential as a communication tool during emergency situations, or to address public health goals. It provides a way for citizens to express their concerns and request help during a disaster, develop a connection and engage with civic entities at all levels, and mobilize in important ways to help communities during a disaster.

We now offer a free suite of trainings, tools, and resources focused on how social media can be utilized to enhance disaster response and speed recovery. This new suite offers an interactive online course, two video series on thought leadership and concepts in social media, and a literature review of current research and tools on the topic of social media in disasters.

To learn more about the “Visualizing Social Media’ project, visit the project homepage.

FEMA Training Grants

Photo Credit: Save the Children

Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative

Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (RCYC Study)

Chronic Disease After Natural Disasters: Public Health, Policy, and Provider Perspectives

Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice