In Focus

Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Hurricane Florence

Arkansans Ask: Children & Disasters

May 17, 2017

The Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative was featured on an episode of AETN’s Arkansans Ask focusing on Children & Disasters. Watch the full episode here.

Tags: Community Resiliency, Community Engagement, Children & Disasters

NCDP at NACCHO Preparedness Summit

April 24, 2017

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).

Tags: Children & Disasters, Preparedness Summit, SMEM, GIS

Keeping Kids Cool: Extreme Heat Tips

August 12, 2016

Download a new tipsheet of child-focused extreme heat guidelines appropriate for families, caregivers, and child-serving organizations.

Tags: Climate Change, Community Resiliency, heatwave

New Report on US Preparedness

May 12, 2016

Read the full report on US attitudes about family preparedness, trust in government, climate change, terrorism and more.

Tags: Climate Change, Disaster Research, Preparedness, Children & Disasters

New Report on Terrorism

May 3, 2016

Anger Versus Fear: Perceptions of Terrorism Among the American Public. Download the full report including opinion breakdown by political affiliation.

Tags: Disaster Research, terrorism

Op-Ed on School Preparedness

April 29, 2016

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.

Op-Ed: Flint Crisis

January 27, 2016

Dr. Redlener discusses the sheer magnitude of the disaster, the required response, and the legacy this may leave on Flint’s children. Read the Op-Ed.

Preparedness Summit

April 14, 2015

Join NCDP at this year’s Preparedness Summit. Click to learn more about live workshops and presentations.

Tags: Preparedness

Sandy – 2 Years Later

October 29, 2014

2 years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, communities are still struggling to rebuild. Read more.

Tags: Recovery, Huricane Sandy, Disaster Research

Science Preparedness

October 7, 2014

Watch Dr. Abramson discuss Science Preparedness and Public Health Practice and Increasing Coordination to Improve Disaster Response.

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

On the Watch: Ebola

September 18, 2014

Follow up-to-date news and commentary regarding the Ebola outbreak. Read more.

Tags: Public Health, Ebola, on the watch

Disaster Planning for Vulnerable Populations

September 4, 2014

Read Levin, Berliner, and Merdjanoff’s new article “Leveraging Community Human Service Organizations Direct Service Delivery Personnel.” Download now.

Tags: Disaster Research, Community Resiliency, Community Engagement, Vulnerable Populations

NEW Issue #12: Children & Disasters Bulletin

September 2, 2014

Dr. Bob Kanter reviews current outbreaks, critical care guidance in a disaster, and addresses ventilator allocation during a pandemic. Read this issue.

Tags: Disaster Research, Community Resiliency, MERS-CoV, Ebola, Children & Disasters

Disasters: The Wake-Up Calls That Never Happen

April 16, 2014

Dr. Irwin Redlener discusses how some events fail to trigger better preparedness. Listen now.

Tags: Preparedness, Response, Interview

SHOREline Kickoff Video

April 9, 2014

See the SHOREline team and youth kickoff this exciting project. Watch the video now.

Tags: Gulf Coast, Youth, Community Resiliency, SHOREline, Community Engagement

Good Practices for Journalists, Post-Disaster

March 18, 2014

Dr. Irwin Redlener was interviewed by Newseum’s ‘Journalism/Works’ on good practices for journalists after a disaster. Listen to the interview.

Tags: Response, Harlem Building Collapse, Disaster Journalism

Preparedness Wizard

September 10, 2013

Create a personal emergency preparedness plan NOW! Launch Wizard.

Tags: Preparedness, Community Resiliency, Preparedness Wizard, Community Engagement

38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop

July 13, 2013

NCDP had a strong presence at the 38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

Tags: Huricane Sandy, Response, Public Health, Emergency Management, Disaster Research, Youth, Community Resiliency

IOM Workshop

June 10, 2013

NCDP delivered a keynote address, anchored a panel, and featured a white paper on PRR for Children & Families. Read more.

Tags: Preparedness, Recovery, Children, Workshop, Institute of Medicine, Response, Families

Boston Explosions

April 15, 2013

Commentary from Irwin Redlener, MD on the Boston Explosions and resources on emergency response, talking to children, and citizen responsibility.

Tags: boston explosion

Behind the Backlash

January 2, 2013

Visiting Faculty Dr. Lori Peek’s latest book ‘Behind the Backlash‘ seeks to explain why blame and scapegoating occur after a catastrophe.

Tags: 9/11