Press Releases

Date Title Topic/Event Link
March 29, 2022 Building Resilient Communities Around the Globe – Disaster Financial Literacy United Nations Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022)
January 22, 2021 Children continue to face challenges in disaster recovery RCRC Issue Briefs
June 15, 2020 Announcement: NCDP to Transition Leadership Effective July 1, 2020 NCDP Leadership
April 27, 2020 Dr. Redlener Releases “A Guide for Restoring the Economy that Matters Most to Americans” COVID-19
April 5, 2019 NCDP Co-Hosts Action Planning Workshop with New Hanover County, NC Focused on Needs of Children in Disasters RCRC Initiative
December 13, 2018 Complications and Fatalities After Major Disasters: The Hidden Health Burden of Chronic Illness Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey
November 18, 2018 NCDP Awarded $1 million grant to help communities in North Carolina, Puerto Rico devastated by recent hurricanes RCRC Initiative
June 18, 2018 New Online Toolbox Equips Parents, Communities with Tools to Keep Children Safe in Disaster RCRC Initiative
November 17, 2017 Resiliency Summit Aims to Keep Children of Northwest Arkansas Safe When Disaster Strikes: Senator John Boozman Delivers Closing Remarks Northwest Arkansas Community Resilience Leadership Summit
October 13, 2017 Dr. Irwin Redlener: Death Count on Puerto Rico Likely “Orders of Magnitude Higher” Than Reported Hurricane Maria
June 16, 2017 Joint Signed Letter to Congress Conveying Recommendations for a Public Health Emergency Response Fund Systems Reading, Budget Proposal, Funding, Advocacy
May 25, 2017 Pediatricians, Emergency Medical Service Providers and Children’s Advocates Oppose Proposal to Eliminate Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Advocacy, Policy
September 30, 2016 NCDP Awarded $1.5M FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program Grant NCDP, Earth Institute, FEMA, Training
May 12, 2016 American Preparedness Project: Where the US Public Stands Media Advisory
May 3, 2016 New Data from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness Finds Americans Are Concerned and Angry About Recent Acts of Terrorism Terrorism Poll
February 9, 2016 American Households Not Prepared for Disasters, Not Confident That Children’s Needs Will be Met RCRC National Preparedness Study Findings
October 7, 2015 Growing Up in an Era of Extreme Events: What We Need To Know Now Climate Change, Extreme Events
August 13, 2015 How Climate Change Threatens Human Health New, Intense Adaptation Strategies Will be Needed Climate Change
July 29, 2015 Ongoing Recovery Efforts Take Toll On Hurricane Survivors Hurricane Sandy
June 11, 2015 Partnership to Help Communities Protect and Care for Children Impacted by Disasters Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative
April 28, 2015 Nepal Fatalities Will Climb: Could reach substantially more than predicted 10,000 & Lessons for U.S.? Nepal Earthquake
November 3, 2014 SHOREline High School Students from New York City and the Gulf Coast Engage in a “Katrina/Sandy Youth Dialogue” SHOREline
July 28, 2014 NCDP & Rutgers School of Social Work Launch the Sandy Child and Family Health Study (S-CAFH) To Research the Long-Term Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Health and Well-Being of NJ Residents NCDP, Hurricane Sandy
July 2, 2014 Mayor de Blasio Appoints Dr. Irwin Redlener as Special Advisor, Emergency Management and Planning NCDP
August 14, 2013 In Oil Spill’s Wake, Columbia University’s “SHOREline” Youth Empowerment Project Launches in Selected Gulf Coast High Schools NCDP, SHOREline
August 1, 2013 Disaster Readiness Center (NCDP) Joins the Earth Institute NCDP, Earth Institute
July 15, 2011 Domestic Preparedness Cuts in the Current Federal Budget Threaten Infrastructure Gains and Public Health Preparedness Disaster Policy
March 29, 2011 Statement By Dr. Irwin Redlener on U.S. Preparedness for Catastrophic Nuclear Power Plant Accidents and the U.S. Capacity to Protect Children With Appropriate Availability of Potassium Iodide Disaster Policy, Japan Tsunami
December 29, 2010 Statement by Irwin Redlener, M.D., Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Member of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, on Need for Personal Disaster Planning Ahead of Emergencies Like Blizzard NYC Blizzard
December 9, 2010 Health and Disaster Among “Elusive Communities” H1N1, Elusive Communities
August 23, 2010 “Legacy of Katrina” Report Details Impact of Stalled Recovery on Mental Health Status of Children Hurricane Katrina
July 20, 2010 Survey of Coastal Residents Shows Gulf Oil Spill Has Significant and Potentially Lasting Impact on Health, Mental Health and Economic Stability of Children and Families Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
June 22, 2010 High Levels of Anxiety are Found Among Children and Families in the Gulf Region Impacted by Oil Spill Disaster Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
September 11, 2009 Experts at National Center for Disaster Preparedness lead Health Education Sessions on H1N1 Virus Prevention H1N1
August 28, 2009 Four years After Katrina, Recovery Still Failing Children Hurricane Katrina
August 4, 2009 Irwin Redlener, MD, to testify to Senate Subcommittee on Recovery on “Focusing on Children in Disasters: Evacuation Planning and Mental Health Recovery” Disaster Policy
March 10, 2009 Congressional Hazards Caucus and NCDP host “Beyond Preparedness and Response: The Challenges of Long-Term Recovery” Disaster Policy
March 6, 2008 Dr. Irwin Redlener Appointed by Speaker Pelosi for National Commission on Children and Disasters Disaster Policy
February 14, 2007 Youngest Hurricane Victims Facing a Second Crisis – Little or No Health Care Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita
September 1, 2006 Public Confidence in Government, Health Care System Continues to Drop as 5th Anniversary of 9/11 Approaches 9/11
May 9, 2006 Leading Child Health Groups Call for Congressional Hearings – Children’s Health Fund says $100 Million Needed for Urgent Child Health Crisis in Gulf Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Disaster Policy
September 1, 2005 Crisis of Confidence in Government Widens Disaster Policy
July 7, 2005 Preparedness: A Reminder for the Public London Bombing
August 24, 2004 Crisis of Confidence: Significant Drop in American Public’s Confidence in the U.S. Government’s Ability to Protect Against and Respond to a Terror Attack 9/11, Disaster Policy
May 21, 2003 Treatment Guidelines for Children in the Event of a Terrorist Attack or Disaster Released to State Planners Disaster Policy
April 28, 2003 Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Creates National Center for Disaster Preparedness NCDP