COVID-19 Global Pandemic
The global crisis caused by COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc at a global scale. In response to the need for relevant resources and commentary, NCDP has launched a new COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Center website.
The microsite will be updated on a regular basis with expert commentary, tools and resources, and virtual events.
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.
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.
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.