Jeff Schlegelmilch shares his plans for COP28. Read more.
Discover enhanced features and take newly released trainings. Learn more.
Reflections from Founding Director Dr. Redlener. Read more.
Jeff Schlegelmilch writes why the earthquake in Turkey still matters. Read more.
Jeff Schlegelmilch explores why society is underprepared for natural and human-made disasters. Read more.
NCDP experts join the virtual discussion on Oct. 11. Learn more.
The Disaster Relief Fund is nearly empty with a government shutdown pending. Read more about what it means here.
Building child-focused resilience in the Kalinago Territory, Dominica. Learn more.
Tropical Storm Hilary. Read more.
Climate mitigation alone doesn’t address extreme events. Read more.
El Niño is a harsh reminder that trade is essential for disaster planning. Read more.
State legislatures will continue to enact disaster policies in 2023. Read more.
NCDP’s director discusses the risks of smoke exposure and how we stay safe.
NCDPs Natural Hazards Index v2.0 provides updated local data to help communities prepare.
Joshua DeVincenzo discusses preparing for disasters.
Book chapter release on cognitive development and school preparedness
Book chapter release: The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on K-12 US schools
Antonia Samur will teach students about the challenges of climate change & other disasters in Chile.
Meet two instructors, Josh DeVincenzo and Sandra Goldmark.
NCDP director Jeff Schlegelmilch explains.
NCDP has won a training grant on climate resilience and equitable disaster response. Read more.
Staff shortages and cyber-attack vulnerability in the era of COVID-19. Read more.
What climate resilience policies are in store for state legislatures? Read about it here.
We are organizing various sessions on the topics of disasters and emergency management. Learn more.
Join us virtually to hear “How to Plan for Disaster Housing Recovery” with Thomas Chandler, PhD.
Factors that complicate decisions. Read more.
Considerations for grid resilience in the 21st century. Read more.
Join us virtually for “How to Create Food System Resilience in the Face of Disasters” with C&S Wholesale Grocers“.
Submit your abstract on climate change and disaster management to present at the 2022 NDEM Expo.
Training for Dixie Fire survivors sheds light on the long road to recovery. Read how.
Natalia Ryzak interviews Jeff Schlegelmilch on what to do. Watch now.
This fall, Joshua DeVincenzo will teach Climate Impacts: Uncovering (In)Justice in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery. Learn more.
Jeff Schlegelmilch writes about what we need, who will need it, and how it needs to be integrated. Read how.
Jeff Schlegelmilch talks about what is needed. Read more.
Josh DeVincenzo presented research on the economics of disaster preparedness to policy leaders and scholars throughout the globe. Read more.
A question and answer interview with Jeffrey Schlegelmilch.
Officials brace for what could be another busy hurricane season. Read more.
Watch a special broadcast on 5/27/22 at 8 AM ET discussing “When avoiding disaster is the story”.
Parental education and child physical health study published following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
A talk with NCDP’s Jeff Schlegelmilch. Watch now.
Dr. Redlener talks with MSNBC about the conditions of children refugees in Poland. Watch now.
Hurricane simulation transforms into a real-life disaster response. Read more.
Where do we go from here? Read more.
See NCDP staff featured In the Columbia Climate School’s roundup of women leading the way in building a sustainable tomorrow.
Dr. Redlener and Sean Hansen explain these maps created by the Columbia Climate School. Read more.
How the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill impacted the fishing industries, public health, and children. Read more.
The World Customs Organization, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, and NCDP join efforts to support Madagascar for Cyclone Batsirai. Read more.
Op-ed: To build a more resilient future for all, the electrical grid must be built around community needs. Read more.
NCDP Director testifies at a Congressional hearing on “Using Budget Principles to Prepare for Future Pandemics & Other Disasters”. Read the written testimony here.
WCBS 880 Podcast with Peter Haskell and Dr. Redlener. Listen now.
Data variability and contemporary COVID-19 decision support for a utility. Read more.
Applying the disaster exposure matrix to understand the mental health impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Read more.
We are organizing sessions on business continuity, risk management, housing disaster recovery, emergency management, utilities & communities, & more. Register today.
How utilities can help communities build economic resilience to disasters: Part II? Read how in the latest blog post from experts at NCDP and ComEd.
Jeff Schlegelmilch joins a panel to discuss “Going to Extremes: Global Hazards and the Path to Resilience”. Learn more.
On the pandemic, harnessing celebrity fame, and public health activism. Read more.
Join NDEM Expo and Healthcare Ready’s Dr. Louissaint discussing supply chain resilience when disaster strikes webinar. Register here.
NCDP Perspectives: Jonathan Sury & Jeff Schlegelmilch discuss what this day has meant and represents for the future of disaster management.
How philanthropy and nonprofits aided recovery, join a joint NCDP and SPS webinar on September 9 at 6:30 PM. Click here to register
How do high school students combat the climate crisis and plan for community resilience after a disaster? Read how.
Lessons from Hurricane Ida on grid vulnerability to disasters. Read more.
How can local communities address the needs of vulnerable populations prior to a disaster? Read more.
Op-ed: American Rescue Plan for Improving Disaster Risk Reduction Education. Read more.
In the US, wildfires are decimating the West and choking the East — it’s time for solutions. Read more.
Dr. Redlener received the Gold Medal Nautilus Book Award for The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America.
Cher donates a COVID-19 testing and vaccination bus to the NYC Health + Hospitals Test & Trace Corps through CherCares with Dr. Redlener. Learn more.
Op-ed by Dr. Redlener and Sean Hansen on the latest CDC guidance. Read more.
The electric grid of the future requires major upgrades — we must start today. Read more.
Establishing the foundation for performance management for local public health preparedness. Read here.
This article reflects the initial setup and operations of frameworks utilizing analytics to support decision-making for a major US electric utility. Read it here.
Rethinking Readiness in the Face of 21st-Century Disasters, April 28, 1 PM EDT. Register here.
What can we learn from the past year? Read more.
Jeffrey Schlegelmilch discusses the cataclysmic events in Columbia Magazine that may threaten our future and how planning and research can help save us.
Despite July 4 timeline, the US is a long way from herd immunity. Read why.
Jeffrey Schlegelmilch and Dr. Redlener weigh in on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and equity. Read more.
This article reflects the initial setup and operations of frameworks utilizing analytics to support decision-making for a major US electric utility. Read it here.
Jackie Ratner, Jeff Schlegelmilch, and ComEd’s Daniel Kushner explain how. Read here.
Op-Ed: Dr. Redlener and Jeff Schlegelmilch discuss COVID-19 and children and propose five child-centric recovery objectives. Read here.
Jeff Schlegelmilch proposes four ways the new administration should be planning for the next wave of disasters. Read here.
Jeff Schlegelmilch and Jonathan Sury discuss the strategic use of public data for equitable vaccine distribution. Read here.
Op-ed by Irwin Redlener, Jeff Schlegelmilch, & Sean Hansen. Three key issues for Biden, read more.
Click here for free economic and housing disaster recovery training in both virtual instructor-led and web-based formats.
Irwin Redlener discusses steps to make this year’s Thanksgiving safe and happy. Read how.
Katie Murphy of C&S Grocers, and NCDP’s Jeff Schlegelmilch discuss COVID-19 lessons for food supply resilience in The Hill.
K-12 educators, join
Dr. Redlener and other experts on Dec. 5th to learn about the science behind the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More.
Op-ed: Looking back won’t tell us everything we need to know about grid vulnerabilities – Read it here
NEW ARTICLE: Current Data Gaps in Modeling Essential Worker Absenteeism Due to COVID-19 – Read it here
Report finds lives could have been saved if U.S. government response had followed International best practices.
The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America
Josh DeVincenzo will be teaching an online workshop that will be a multi-faceted learning experience on the emergency management challenges of COVID-19. Sign Up Today.
Old Habits, Lessons Learned, & Work to Be Done
Op-Ed by Jeff Schlegelmilch and Ellen P. Carlin. Nineteen years ago, the challenges of the new millennium began to show themselves in the most unspeakable of terms. Read more.
What you need to know to make the best decision during this time of Covid-19, click here.
Covid-19 & Children Communications Guide
Talking to kids about Covid-19, a guide for healthcare providers. Access the guides: https://bit.ly/ncdp-gd-3
Op-Ed: Irwin Redlener weighs the pros and cons of when and how to reopen schools is fall. Read more.
The Earth Institute’s State of the Planet Blog covered the publication of results of research led by Dr. Jaishree Beedasy on the impacts of the gulf oil spill on children. Read it here.
Deputy director Schlegelmilch will assume director position effective 7/1/20. Dr. Redlener to step down as director and receive senior research scholar appointment.
Dr. Redlener releases “A Guide for Restoring the Economy that Matters Most to Americans” where he outlines the first phase of reopening America. Download the press release and letter to leaders.
Op-Ed: Dr. Redlener and Sean Hansen pen a new piece on true case fatality rates due to COVID-19 and poor accountability by states.
Read Dr. Redlener’s op-ed where he discusses our Nation’s uncertain path to reemergence without a vaccine and what states should do.
Join us for a live RCRC Initiative-led webinar series kicking off on 4/8/2020, in partnership with IDJ, that focuses on the unique needs of children in Puerto Rico.
In a new piece by Joe Pfeifer, NCDP’s Director of Crisis Leadership, he outlines principles learned from major disasters which apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read Dr. Redlener and Sean Hansen’s latest op-ed on how the coronavirus could worsen the predicament of Syrian refugees and what can be done to prevent it.
Stay up-to-date with NCDP’s commentary on the emerging situation of COVID-19. Read Dr. Redlerner’s latest update here.
Read Dr. Redlener’s new op-ed in The Hill where he walks us through the current and most pressing questions.
NCDP staff published a Report From the Field on a new approach to disaster funding based on work in Hurricane Harvey. See the article here.
In his latest op-ed, Dr. Redlener talks about the increasing threat of nuclear war, and why it should be on the agenda for next president. Read it here.
NCDP Adjunct, Joe Pfeifer, is among the featured faculty for a 2-day workshop on leadership for complex challenges at the School of International and Public Affairs. More info here.
In light of the recent shootings, Dr. Redlener offers guidance on how to proactively help children cope after the crisis. Read his perspective here.
Irwin Redlener discusses infrastructure fragility and disaster resilience.
Jackie Ratner was named as a Policy Fellow for the American Geophysical Union’s Voices for Science class of 2019. Read more about this prestigious fellowship here.
NCDP Deputy Director Jeff Schlegelmilch speaks on i24’s Stateside about the new White House Panel questioning the impact of climate change on national security. Watch it here.
Feds could run out of room to shelter border kids in 30 days. Read the full op-ed here.
Elected officials must be accurate when discussing Texas facility run by BCFS. Read statement here.
Tear gas should never be used on children. Period. Read the full WaPo op-ed here.
The Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative was recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation for Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program and has received an additional $1 million grant from GSK. See more here.
In his latest op-ed in The Hill, Jeff Schlegelmilch talks about the California wildfires and national preparedness strategy in the context of the President’s criticism of the state via twitter.
Director Redlener pens new Daily Beast op-ed alerting leadership on the necessity of educational continuity post-disaster.
NCDP developed an interactive vulnerability mapping tool for Hurricane Michael to assist response and recovery efforts. It is available here.
Dr. Redlener gave the keynote and Jeff Schlegelmilch spoke at a congressional conference marking the 1st anniversary of Maria. Watch it here.
We have launched a new microsite focused on Hurricane Florence. The site contains a running list of NCDP staff in the media, mapping tools, and preparedness resources.
Jeff Schlegelmilch and Dr. Irwin Redlener pen a new op-ed in The Hill on why we should not underestimate Hurricane Florence.
Jeff Schlegelmilch discusses emergency management’s #MeToo moment, and why organizational development is needed for the field in an op-ed in The Hill.
Dr. Redlener pens an op-ed for the Washington Post on the latest report of Hurricane Maria deaths in Puerto Rico, and why this is an underestimate of the true impact.
Dr. Redlener writes about unfinished work for those affected by the 2017 hurricane season in an op-ed in The Hill.
Op-Ed: Dr. Redlener and Jackie Ratner discuss the preparedness challenges we face as temperatures rise across the globe.
Dr. Irwin Redlener talks about the trauma and impact on immigrant children that have been separated from their families and why it constitutes “child abuse and neglect by government on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. Listen to the segment.
Deputy director Jeff Schlegelmilch has been selected as a WELL advisor to help incorporate requirements that cultivate equitable, health promoting environments. Read more.
Dr. Redlener on MSNBC on the dramatic rescue to free the remaining children trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Watch the interview.
In an op-ed in the Daily Beast, Dr. Redlener lays out the profound trauma and neglect that detained immigrant children separated from their families could suffer, in the short and long-term. Read the op-ed.
Dr. Redlener decries the long-term negative impacts of the separation of migrant children from their parents, in an MSNBC interview. Watch the interview.
Irwin Redlener, NCDP Director, shares what you should in the event of a nuclear alert in his latest op-ed in Time.
NCDP Deputy Director Jeff Schlegelmilch will be giving a public lecture on planning for urban disaster resilience at the Columbia Global Center in Beijing on 1/25. Learn more and register.
Global warming is increasingly contributing to extreme weather and natural disasters. Read more on the latest analysis from Stanford in the New York Times.
In light of the recent terror attack in NYC, NCDP Director Irwin Redlener and Deputy Director Jeff Schlegelmilch discuss personal preparedness in response to low-tech terrorism in their NY Daily News op-ed.
Dr. Redlener & Jeff Schlegelmilch detail public health priorities in response/recovery in hurricane-ravaged areas. NEW: Concerns on PR death toll. Read statement.
Dr. Irwin Redlener helps Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo prepare for a nuclear attack. Watch the clip.
Irwin Redlener & Jeff Schlegelmilch pen their latest op-ed in The Hill emphasizing why filling the DHS void is paramount the Nation’s resilience. Read here.
NCDP, along with 29 other organizations in the public health, healthcare, and research sectors, presented a letter to Congress conveying joint recommendations for a public health emergency response fund in the FY18 budget. Read the letter.
Jeff Schlegelmilch outlines 5 ways the president’s budget blueprint could change the way we respond to disasters in the Hill. Read the article.
NCDP experts will be presenting at the NACCHO Public Health Preparedness Summit. Check out Tue 4/25 sessions: A-11 Using Real-Time Geospatial Social Media Data for Disaster Response and (B-2) Developing Community Resilience with a Special Focus on Child-Serving Institutions: Perspectives from Two Pilot Communities. Also visit our Booth # 307 in the Exhibit Hall on Wed and Thurs (4/26 and 4/27).
Dr. Redlender issues a statement regarding what we need to know to prepare for growing threat.
A global historical analysis and domestic preparedness implications for US schools. Read the full analysis for detailed findings.
NCDP has been collaborating with the Risk Assistance Network and Exchange (RANE) to share expertise on disaster preparedness and risk management. Listen to podcast interview ‘Are We Prepared for the Next Disaster?’ and watch video of NCDP Director Dr. Redlener and Jeff Schlegelmilch speaking at the RANE Network Summit.
Jeff Schlegelmilch and Erin Sehnert outline the ambitious goals of the Resilient Children Resilient Communities initiative in the Hill blog. Read the post.
NCDP has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from FEMA to develop/deliver national trainings on economic recovery. Read the press release.
A note from the directors reflecting on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Read the note.
Download a new tipsheet of child-focused extreme heat guidelines appropriate for families, caregivers, and child-serving organizations.
Dr. Irwin Redlener provides his insights to the media on a panel sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma on covering recovery and the context, background, and challenges of preparing for major disasters. Read summary of key points and watch a new video highlighting 7 key issues.
Read more on what we know so far about this emerging threat.
Click to access our free online certificate course COM 3305 ‘Social Media in Preparedness and Response’ and our video series on thought leadership and concepts in social media. Learn about this project.
Read the full report on US attitudes about family preparedness, trust in government, climate change, terrorism and more.
Anger Versus Fear: Perceptions of Terrorism Among the American Public. Download the full report including opinion breakdown by political affiliation.
New Op-Ed highlighting the need for National investment and stronger leadership in school preparedness featured on The Hill’s Congress Blog by Jeff Schlegelmilch, Erin Sehnert, and Irwin Redlener.
Follow along as NCDP tracks the Zika virus On the Watch.
In this special year-ending edition of the Children & Disasters bulletin, Dr. Irwin Redlener provides reflections and recommendations on the global migrant crisis pertaining to children. Read the bulletin.
Recent seminar featuring NCDP and EI researchers. View event homepage for more info or to watch recorded event.
Dr. Bob Kanter on the Oregon school shootings, disease and vaccination updates, and more. Read the bulletin.
Dr. Irwin Redlener on the international migrant crisis. Read op-ed in the Daily Beast.
Dr. Bob Kanter discusses WHO Ebola response, pediatric hospital surge capacity, and more. Read the bulletin.
In this special edition, we discuss the Sandy Child & Family Health (S-CAFH) Study and its newly released findings. Read the bulletin.
Dr. Bob Kanter on vaccinations for California schoolchildren, Nepal child exploitation, Ebola, MERS, and more. Read the bulletin.
Jonathan Sury, MPH, co-authored a publication examining individual characteristics & geographic factors which may impact worker absenteeism.
The Resilient Children / Resilient Communities initiative focuses on child-centered disaster planning and resilience in communities. Learn more.
Join NCDP at this year’s Preparedness Summit. Click to learn more about live workshops and presentations.
Dr. Bob Kanter on the National Health Security Strategy Plan, infectious disease updates, and more. Read the bulletin.
A Lesson in Preparation and Response by Dr. Redlener. Read now.
Dr. Bob Kanter presents an infectious disease roundup, pediatric preparedness resources, toxic stress in children, and more. Read the bulletin.
Dr. Irwin Redlener provides expert pediatric advice on the measles vaccine. Read more.
Ebola, measles, and beyond; drought impacts; decontamination guidance, and more from Dr. Bob Kanter. Read the bulletin.
Updates on disease outbreaks, disasters and everyday care of children, decline in local hospital preparedness, and more. Read the bulletin.
New mini-documentary chronicles the SHOREline Capstone event. Watch now.
Ebola headlines in U.S. may have receded, but it’s a mistake to think that the threat is gone. Read Dr. Redlener’s op-ed.
Dr. Bob Kanter on the Ebola epidemic, FAQs, and latest research, and more. Read this issue.
Dr. Bob Kanter provides updates on the Ebola epidemic, polio, measles, chikungunya, and pertussis. Read this issue.
2 years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, communities are still struggling to rebuild. Read more.
Dr. Irwin Redlener discusses the Ebola public health crisis in a CNN op-ed. Read article.
Watch Dr. Abramson discuss Science Preparedness and Public Health Practice and Increasing Coordination to Improve Disaster Response.
Dr. Bob Kanter reviews current outbreaks, ebola genomic surveillance, and more. Read this issue.
Follow up-to-date news and commentary regarding the Ebola outbreak. Read more.
Read Levin, Berliner, and Merdjanoff’s new article “Leveraging Community Human Service Organizations Direct Service Delivery Personnel.” Download now.
Dr. Bob Kanter reviews current outbreaks, critical care guidance in a disaster, and addresses ventilator allocation during a pandemic. Read this issue.
Dr. Bob Kanter reviews current outbreaks, long-term impacts of Katrina, and hospital preparedness cuts. Read Bulletin.
NCDP Director Dr. Irwin Redlener has been appointed special advisor to Mayor Bill de Blasio for emergency management and planning. Read the press release.
Dr. Bob Kanter on infectious outbreaks, critical incident registry, transforming adult ICUs to pediatric ICUs, and more. Read bulletin.
The Children’s Health Fund recently announced its renewed support for NCDP with a $2.5 million pledge. Read more.
Dr. Bob Kanter on polio, pediatric anthrax, college preparedness, and more. Read bulletin.
Read up-to-date news as we follow this emerging topic.
Dr. Bob Kanter on MERS, Tamiflu, and research vs. practice. Read bulletin.
Dr. Bob Kanter on the measles outbreak in NYC, IV saline shortages, tuberculosis in children etc. Read bulletin.
Dr. Irwin Redlener was interviewed by Newseum’s ‘Journalism/Works’ on good practices for journalists after a disaster. Listen to the interview.
Dr. Bob Kanter on child and infant mortality in Detroit, school emergency preparedness resources etc. Read bulletin.
Dr. Bob Kanter on the impact of the West Virginia chemical spill, pediatric triage in a mass casualty etc. Read bulletin.
Dr. Bob Kanter discusses Typhoon Haiyan recovery, mass tuberculosis exposure, and more. Read bulletin.
NCDP co-hosted a high-level conference on bolstering health system & service resilience. Learn more.
Dr. Bob Kanter identifies key pediatric issues after Typhoon Haiyan, and more. Read bulletin.
NCDP Director Dr. Irwin Redlener recommends a five-point disaster agenda for journalists. Read more.
Debbie Bial inspires SHOREliners with the power of groups. Watch here.
NCDP Directors discuss Sandy recovery, one year later. Read Commentary.
Joplin case study just released. Access the report.
Explore our new offering and sign-up for future releases. Read the Bulletin.
Create a personal emergency preparedness plan NOW! Launch Wizard.
NCDP’s Derrin Culp opines on avian flu virus research and biosecurity. Read more.
NCDP had a strong presence at the 38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. Read more
NCDP delivered a keynote address, anchored a panel, and featured a white paper on PRR for Children & Families. Read more.
Commentary from Irwin Redlener, MD on the Boston Explosions and resources on emergency response, talking to children, and citizen responsibility.
Visiting Faculty Dr. Lori Peek’s latest book ‘Behind the Backlash‘ seeks to explain why blame and scapegoating occur after a catastrophe.