14 April 2010
Phone: (203) 668-0282
United Nations Arts Initiative
Arts Integration Into Education
Humanitarian Intervention Initiative
HRI: A Global Reference Point for Policy Development
Founded in 1994, Humanitarian Resource Institute  moved into the
global policy development sphere in 1999, in cooperation with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, to assist contingency planning for the Year 2000
Conversion.  The organization  specializes in research, identification
of the target audience and effective integration of resources such as telecommunications,
direct mail, newspaper, radio, television and internet to reach the decision
making level in 192 member countries of the United Nations. Networks
Through its communications and
advocacy efforts, the nonprofit Humanitarian Resource Institute (HRI) coordinates
international health and quality-of-life initiatives in a number of wide-ranging
areas, and endeavors to foster multilateral cooperation among countries.
-- EHPNET: Humanitarian Resource Institute
Emerging Infectious Disease Network: Environmental Health
Perspectives (EHP), Volume 112, Number 1, January 2004. 
radio and television, corporate, intergovernmental, non-governmental, United
Nations, community action and interfaith organizations in approximately
networks (household level), corporate, municipal, state and federal government,
community action and interfaith organizations in approximately 3100 United
H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow On The Front Line
Michael Apatow:  Born and raised in Southern Connecticut,
academic aspirations in the fields of medicine, combined with sports
development served as the inspiration for a sabbatical and pursuit
international competition. The ability to spend 6 years in
full time training, came from support of US Olympic development programs,
training centers and scholarships that included concentrations in
classical dance development. In an effort to give back, initiatives
were nurtured for youth leadership, dance and sports development programs
across the United States.
In 1990, connections in Washington, DC with a liaison
for the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, led to the
development of a national youth leadership initiative (cycleacrossamerica.org)
to open the first toll free hotline for the National Clearinghouse
for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) and Office for Substance Abuse
Prevention (OSAP). In 1993, the doors opened to do a second project,
coordinated in cooperation with the US House Select Committee on Hunger
(runacrossamerica.org) that focused on the unmet needs of frontline
service programs in 133 cities along the route from Washington DC
to San Francisco, California.
Following the completion of two national projects,
the nonprofit organization Humanitarian Resource Institute (humanitarian.net)
was founded in 1994. The focus of this organization
was to respond to the serious unmet needs identified during the 1990/1993
projects with a primary mission to serve as "a Bridge for Unmet
Needs to Untapped Resources." The pathway was via optimization
of communications capability: prioritization of a focus issues, engagement
of the world top reference points, compilation of peer reviewed
supportive materials and direct communications to the decision making
level in a target demographic.
In 1999, with the support of the directorate level at
the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), HRI facilitated
the formation of the International Disaster Information Network (IDIN).
IDIN interlinked leaders in 192 United Nations member countries
for risk management and contingency planning for the Year 2000 conversion.
Shortly thereafter, the Humanitarian University
Consortium was established to serves as (1) an international community
of scholars, (2) a bridge between Humanitarian Resource Institute and the
international academic community, (3) a think tank in support of the United
Nations programs and (4) the promotion of higher learning through both traditional
and distance education.
As director of research and development, responsibilities
included oversight of policy development initiatives
in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine and law. These
demands required a return to concentrated supplemental professional
studies, with requests to sit for the United States
Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE 1-2), the North American Veterinary
Licensing Exam (NAVLE- PreClin) and Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)
In the publication
"Biological Threats and Terrorism, Assessing the
Science and Response Capabilities: Workshop Summary," 
the National Academy of Sciences has recognized Humanitarian
Resource Institute (HRI) as one of nine leading educational
and research institutions. These include:
As an international consultancy
reference point, he is also the founder of Pathobiologics
International,  Sports Medicine & Science
Institute,  and SMAMedia Communications. 
for Nonproliferation Studies.
University: Center for Public Health Preparedness.
University John F. Kennedy School of Government: Belfer
Center for Science and International Affairs.
Hopkins University: Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies.
Institute of Technology: Center for International Studies.
Academy of Sciences.
of Maryland: Center for International and Security Studies
of Minnesota: Center for Infectious Disease Research and
As an artist, Stephen is a member of the Country
Music Association and has orchestrated the formation of the United
Nations Arts Initiative  to promote the medical, veterinary,
legal and performing arts as a vehicle for solution oriented strategic
planning and development. He is also a Member/Publisher: American
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and founder of the
International Dancescience Development Initiative.
1. Humanitarian Resource Institute: Url: http://www.humanitarian.net
2. Year 2000: Global Risk Management & Contingency Planning: Global
International Disaster Information network, Humanitarian Resource Institute.
3. Pathobiologics International - The Consulting Arm of Humanitarian
Resource Institute and the Humanitarian University Consortium: Pathobiologics
International. Url: http://www.pathobiologics.org/groundzero.html
EHPNET: Humanitarian Resource
Institute Emerging Infectious Disease Network: Environmental
Health Perspectives (EHP), an online publication by the Public
Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences (NIEHS), Volume 112, Number 1, January 2004. Url: http://ehis.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2004/112-1/forum.html
5. Stephen Michael Apatow, Founder of Humanitarian Resource
Institute and the United Nations Arts Initiative. Url: http://www.apatow.org
6. Biological Threats and Terrorism, Assessing the Science
and Response Capabilities: Workshop Summary: National Academy
of Sciences. Url: http://books.nap.edu/books/0309082536/html/234.html#pagetop
7. Pathobiologics International. Url: http://www.pathobiologics.org
8. Sports Medicine & Science Institute. Url: http://www.esportsmedicine.org/
9. SMAMedia Communications: Url: http://www.smamedia.com
10. United Nations Arts Initiative: Url: http://www.unarts.org
11. International Dancescience Development Initiative: Url: http://www.edancescience.org