Dr. Irwin Redlener interviewed by 'The Nation' magazine on drought

NCDP Director Dr. Irwin Redlener talks about the physical and mental health impact of drought, in the short and long term. “Drought affects the economy, water supply, lifestyle, and agricultural productivity. The downstream consequences on humans that are facing these threats, including loss of jobs and daily lifestyle challenges, become overwhelming…[and] how are children impacted by …

Dr. Irwin Redlener awarded 2014 Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism

NCDP Director Irwin Redlener, MD, was honored with the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism on November 7, at the Schweitzer Leadership Conference in Boston. The award is given annually to an individual who has helped bring health care to all people, regardless of their economic and social status, and “whose commitment to service influences and …

Study Conducted on NJ Residents Post-Sandy

The story of the Sandy Child & Family Health Study (S-CAFH): People who want to learn more about Superstorm Sandy that hit New Jersey in 2012 are knocking on doors, wanting to hear more about the storm’s impact on the state. NBC10 Jersey Shore reporter Ted Greenberg uncovers what the study is revealing. Watch video.

Children's Health Fund Pledges $2.5 Million for NCDP

The Children’s Health Fund, a national organization that supports pediatric care for underserved children, recently announced its renewed support for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with a $2.5 million pledge. Over the past decade, the center has engaged in a number of projects funded by the fund, with a focus on several areas of mutual interest including preparing children, …

Are our children terrorist targets?

Are U.S. children potential terror targets? While such a notion is almost impossible to contemplate, evidence increasingly suggests that U.S. intelligence efforts must be alert to this horrific possibility and that schools and first-responders should have appropriate emergency plans. Click for the full story.