The 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index shows that overall, the nation is better prepared for managing emergencies than it was in 2013 when the index first began. Read more.
NCDMPH is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Center's Disaster Health Education Symposium: Innovations for Tomorrow to be held September 8, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. Read more.
Aiding children with special healthcare needs during a disaster requires tremendous planning and procedures development. Rita V. Burke, PhD, MPH will present a one-hour webinar on this critical topic on March 31 at 1 PM, EDT. Read more.
President Barack Obama signed an order on March 13 declaring the flooding in Louisiana a major disaster. Read more.
NCDMPH has launched its latest training program designed for local public health agency workers, which focuses on individual and organizational contributions to disaster recovery. Read more.
Emergency responders managing a hazardous materials incident can access the latest information about hazardous substances as well as containment and suppression guidelines with WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders). Read more.
NCDMPH's new video series focuses on health professionals and communities with access and functional needs teaming up to improve disaster preparedness.Read more.
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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Girl Scouts from the Philadelphia, PA area learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts at FEMA Region III Girl Scout Day in April 2016. -- Photo: FEMA