NCDP Perspectives

Racial Disparities and COVID-19

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As the world scrambles each week to grapple with the seemingly insurmountable number of positive cases and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, public policy is failing some of America’s most vulnerable communities. Although COVID-19 has been called the “great equalizer” on different media platforms, the data tell a different story.

May 13, 2020

Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19: A Hidden Epidemic

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As the world grapples with the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are catching sight of an additional public health emergency: domestic violence and child abuse. Restricted movement and mounting stress cultivate conditions for more frequent and more dangerous violence in the home.

May 4, 2020

Deadly extreme weather is the new normal

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The weather has always been unpredictable. And extreme events are even harder to predict. They are by their nature, rare, and with the environmental changes occurring, even historical trends may not be as useful

August 8, 2019

Financing catastrophe: 4 ways we pay for disasters

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Like any healthy financial portfolio, disaster financing should be diverse. There is no single mechanism that should be overly relied upon at the expense of others. And an abundance of resources in one sector does not obviate the need from the others because every form of financing disaster has sweet spots and blind spots.

August 8, 2019