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Natural Disaster Relief

In Ongoing Response to Hurricane Sandy, We Must Remain Focused on Climate Change's Long-Term Impacts

Shaun Donovan | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the national dialogue about recovery and resilience has shifted. The Obama Administration has led the Federal government in integrating resilience into the fabric of how we build, rebuild, plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change. However, the stakes continue to grow.

The Impact of Hurricane Sandy On Mental Health: What More We Could Have Done

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Science has a long-standing black eye for what is called the "science to practice" gap: the extraordinary time delays in closing the gap between what we know and what we do. There is a still a prominent gap to be closed for disaster mental health care.

Five Ways Hospitals Prepare For Natural Disasters

Benn Grover | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact
Benn Grover

We find comfort in knowing hospitals will be there for us when disaster strikes. But what the movies don't show is what it takes to effectively prepare hospitals for those disasters. And being unprepared can have disastrous consequences.

Disaster Management: What We Can Learn From the Developing World

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Emergencies test the fabric of the community and attest to the importance of citizen engagement. In cities with large urban poor populations, planning not only mitigates potential financial and human losses, it also provides a baseline measurement of what survival means for a community.

FEMA Faces Massive Cuts

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

As The Federal Emergency Management Agency works to provide Americans with proper Hurricane Sandy relief, the agency also prepares to fight its own ba...

Climate Change And Urbanization Will Impact Disaster Relief

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

* Expert poll shows changing face of humanitarian aid * Role of climate change and urbanisation to grow * Investment in ...