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Children should receive higher priority in disaster preparedness and response plans, according to the majority of people who took part in a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Health Fund.

"Disaster Planners Should Give Higher Priority to Kids"
U.S. News and World Report Health (online), October 22, 2010

A new mobile health clinic is bringing a pediatrician to lower Plaquemines Parish, where doctors have been scarce for years and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has bitten deep into budgets while increasing stress.

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"Children’s mobile health center unveiled in Port Sulphur"

The Plaquemines Gazette, October 19, 2010

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President, CHF, speaks to CNN's American Morning, live from New Orleans about research findings showing children still suffering emotionally from the 2005 disaster. Watch the video»

Dr. Redlener on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"Watch the video»

Morning Joe," MSNBC, August 26, 2010

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President, CHF speaks to MSNBC's Morning Joe, live from the "Fight for Survival" Conference in New Orleans about Katrina, the status of children, and the impact on U.S. disaster policy.  Watch the video»

Irwin Redlener with Keith Olberman: Health Crisis in The GulfMSNBC, August 12, 2010
Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, CHF sits down with MSNBC's Keith Olberman to discuss the ongoing health crisis in the Gulf.  

About the Study - NBC Nightly News (web video), August 3, 2010 »

Read the Study "Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"»

NCDP_Oil-Impact-ReportA new survey conducted by researchers at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness in collaboration with CHF and The Marist Institute for Public Opinion shows the Gulf oil spill has significant and potentially lasting impact on health, mental health and economic stability. Read the study "Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"»

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"Impact on the Oil Spill More Distressing than Katrina"
NBC Nightly News (web video), August 3, 2010

"Survey Finds Broad Anxiety Among Gulf Residents"
The New York Times, August 3, 2010

Boats cleaning up after Gulf Oil SpillDr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund (CHF), sits down with NBC Nightly News to discuss findings from a new survey conducted by researchers at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness, in collaboration with CHF and Marist Poll, and how children are showing 'more distress' from oil spill than Katrina.  Video also features Donna Usner of Children's Health Fund's New Orleans program.

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Children's Health Fund President Dr. Irwin Redlener answers questions on the psychological toll of the oil disaster on children and families in the Gulf.

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Two months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion caused the oil spill now globally acknowledged as the worst environmental disaster in our nation’s history, the residents of the Gulf region immediately impacted are exhibiting dramatically high levels of anxiety, both among adults and children, about the future health and well-being of the region.  Read the press release»

"Gulf Coast Kids Devastated by Oil Spill"
CBS News, June 21, 2010
"The Oil Spill's Psychological Toll"

Time (blog), June 22, 2010
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