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Harvey Resident Rescue

Harvey Resident Rescue

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

NCDMPH Stop the Bleed

NCDMPH Stop the Bleed

Dr. Eric Goralnick speaking Military to Civilian Transfer of Knowledge and its impact on Disaster Medicine

Dr. Eric Goralnick speaking Military to Civilian Transfer of Knowledge and its impact on Disaster Medicine

Round table session with LCDR Katie Haeger from MRC  leading a group disscussion

Round table session with LCDR Katie Haeger from MRC leading a group discussion

Damage to Florida Keys from Hurricane Irma

Damage to Florida Keys from Hurricane Irma

Damage to Florida Keys from Hurricane Irma

Flooded road

Flooded road

Flooded road

House buried under lava on the slopes of Mount Etna Sicily Italy

House buried under lava on the slopes of Mount Etna Sicily Italy

House buried under lava on the slopes of Mount Etna Sicily Italy

Hurricane Katrina damage

Hurricane Katrina damage

Hurricane Katrina damage

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new_york_-_100_houses_destroyed_during_hurricane_sandy

New York - 100 houses destroyed during Hurricane Sandy

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Emergency service aid

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Poor visibility with strong winds blowing snow around during a snow storm in suburbia compliment of Verena Matthew

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Search & rescue forces search through a destroyed building with the help of rescue dogs

Vision & Mission

NCDMPH Vision

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health will be the Nation’s academic center of excellence leading domestic and international disaster health education and research efforts. In collaboration with partners, we create and translate science and education to improve readiness.

NCDMPH Mission

The Mission of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is to improve our Nation’s disaster health readiness through education and science.

 

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH or “National Center”) was established under the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD 21) to be “…an academic center of excellence in disaster medicine and public health….” The National Center is a unique organization in two important ways- It was founded as a collaboration by five Federal agencies: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It is also a unique entity that is both a Federal organization and an academic center, located within the Uniformed Services University (USU).  This positions the National Center to act as a bridge between agencies and the academic and government spheres. The unique structure and position makes NCDMPH especially suited to meet our Nation’s critical disaster preparedness mission.

In keeping with NCDMPH’s stated mission in HSPD 21, the 2017-18 strategic plan focuses on four key strategic themes:

  • Readiness,
  • Education,
  • Research,
  • Collaboration and Leadership.

The overarching strategic theme of NCDMPH is medical and public health READINESS—preparing the Nation from disasters and catastrophic events. Leveraging scholarship to advance the education and research agenda for disaster readiness in the United States are the missions; collaboration and leadership are the tools to achieve the preparedness mission.

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