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.

NCDP has strong presence at the 38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop

National Center for Disaster Preparedness had a strong presence at the 38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder, Colorado in mid-July. Irwin Redlener, MD, Director, delivered a keynote presentation on Hurricane Sandy impacts and response; David Abramson, PhD, Deputy Director, moderated a panel on the science and practice of public health in emergency management and …

Lessons from Sandy — Preparing Health Systems for Future Disasters

Irwin Redlener, M.D., and Michael J. Reilly, Dr.P.H., M.P.H. note that it is essential to consider the health care delivery system and the public health infrastructure as an integrated whole in planning for, responding to, or recovering from large-scale disasters. Lessons learned are addressed in relation to Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned, Again

Drs. Redlener and Abramson discuss how the disciplines of medicine and public health can learn lessons, again, from Sandy: to develop more integrated systems, to practice and train together, and to build redundancy into everything, whether electronic medical records or generators or fuel pumps.