NCDP @ Preparedness Summit 2015

NCDP will present a major workshop in addition to a jointly presented learning session at this year’s Preparedness Summit. Read below for presentation details as well as exhibit hall hours and how to follow us and the even on social media.

Prep Summit BoothVisit NCDP at booth #409 this year at the Preparedness Summit. Stop by during exhibit hall hours on Wednesday 4/15: 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM & Thursday 4/16: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Follow us on Twitter: @columbia_ncdp with #Prep15

Please join NCDP staff for the following live events:

Wednesday 4/15 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Disaster Preparedness for our Community’s Most Vulnerable: Leveraging Existing Resources of Community Human Service Organizations

This training emphasizes the interdependence of client preparedness, organizational preparedness and staff professional and personal preparedness. This highly participatory training focuses on identifying key issues and planning considerations for vulnerable and special needs populations while introducing CMIST, a function-based framework for evaluating an individual’s needs during an emergency.

Presenter: Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH MBA – Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations

Thursday 4/16: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Tools and Methods from Hurricane Sandy Recovery Research

Three Hurricane Sandy recovery research teams offer tools and methods to share with preparedness professionals and to gain their insights for further refinement and improvement. The presentations include continuity of public health operations, health and safety related to mold exposure, and a matching primary care needs to provider capacity.


  • Thomas Chandler, PhD, MA – Associate Research Scientist, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Margaret A. Potter, JD, MS – Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Paula Schenck, MPH – Director Indoor Environment and Health Programs, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut