The important role healthcare coalitions play in disaster preparedness will be the subject of NCDMPH's participation at the 2015 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference. Read more.
NCDMPH staff will discuss the special skills needed to assist older citizens during a disaster at the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals meeting in Omaha, NE, on November 18. Read more.
During this week of Veterans Day, NCDMPH salutes Team Rubicon a volunteer group comprised of veterans who continue their service through disaster response in the U.S. and throughout the world. Read more.
The newly released Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense report emphasizes the need to transform the way the government is organized to confront biological threats. Read more.
NCDMPH staff is proud to present "Meeting the Training Needs of those Caring Caring for Children in Disasters" on November 2 at the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting. Read more.
If you are engaged with public health and disaster medicine, you possess a wealth of knowledge about how healthcare professionals should respond before, during and after a disaster. Learn how to share your knowledge with others in the field during our October 27 webinar. Read more.
FEMA recently issued the second edition of its National Preparedness Goal which, among other things, sets the vision for preparedness nationwide. Read more.
Flooding in the Southeast is taking its toll with more rain expected. Learn how to cope with the disaster now and how to prepare for public health emergencies in the future. Further information ...
What did the nation's top health leaders learn following the first reported case of Ebola in the United States? Read more.
NCDMPH is pleased to introduce its latest educational offering, "Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Health Professionals."Read more.
Best practices for preparing nursing homes in your area for a disaster will be featured at our September 22 webinar. Read more.
"Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today." is this year's National Preparedness Month's theme. Read more.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Science recently released an eye-opening report on changes needed in biohazard preparedness in anticipation of future infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola. Learn more.
The CDC's National Immunization Awareness Month shines a light on importance of following a childhood immunization schedule. Learn more.
The newly released Competency Connector from NCDMPH is a guide for healthcare professionals, and those who educate them, on the critical knowledge they need to adequately prepare for disasters and public health emergencies. Learn more.
Learn from the experts about how hospital administrators can integrate pediatric needs into their facility's policies. Learn more and register.
On July 28, 2015, the FDA released its latest table-top exercise on food-related emergencies, "Mass Mayhem." Learn more.
Huge crowds gather on the National Mall in Washington DC to watch the July 4th Fireworks every year, and this year was no exception. However, this year strong storms that swept across the Washington DC Metro area caused the NPS and the USPP to enact their Safe Haven Plan.
FEMA recently released an interactive disaster data visualization tool. This tool allows users to explore a wide variety of data on disasters dating back to 1953. Learn more.
Our peer-reviewed learning objects cover relevant topics related to pediatric disaster health. Visit our online learning page to explore lessons that discuss topics such as: tracking & reunification of children in disasters; radiation issues in children; and psychosocial impacts of disasters on children. Lessons are accredited with continuing education credits via the Professional Education Services Group, an accredited CME company.
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Healthcare professionals from South Central Kansas respond to a Human Patient Simulator during a mass-casualty training scenario in 2014. Altogether, the South Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition encompasses 19 counties, 32 hospitals and 3 public health regions.