The NCDMPH serves as the Nation's academic center of excellence for education, training, and educational research in disaster medicine and public health preparedness.
Health professionals should stay up to date on the latest information about the Zika virus. Read more.
Environmental disasters usually strike with little or no warning. Read more.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued an important policy statement noting the deficit of medical countermeasures (MCMs) available to aid children during a disaster. Read more.
The new year has brought major flooding across America's heartland. Be safe and remember: Turn Around, Don't Drown.® Read more.
"Stop the Bleed" is an important and innovative campaign to build national resilience by empowering the general public with the knowledge of how to stop severe bleeding. Read more.
On December 4, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its report "Clinical Framework and Medical Countermeasure Use During an Anthrax Mass-Casualty Incident." Included in the report, published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, is guidance for the development of crisis protocols in the event of a mass-casualty anthrax episode. Read more.
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) is pleased to welcome Craig Goolsby, MD, FACEP as the Center's new interim director. Read more.
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.
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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Forklift operator unloads pallet of FEMA-supplied water in an Ames, Iowa warehouse in response to a flooding emergency. The water was later redistributed to those in need at city water distribution sites. -- Source: Jace Anderson/FEMA