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Examines the failures of current public policy that were on display in the lead-up to and in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017. Explores the ways U.S. policy and law have exacerbated the harm from disasters, and offers a series of recommendations that would make natural disasters less likely and more survivable, helping communities to protect themselves where possible, and to recover from disasters that cannot be prevented.
Case studies, resources, and priority recommendations that counties and cities can take to explicitly and intentionally embed equity staff and practices into their emergency operations structures and throughout the public health emergency response and recovery process.
The purpose of this document is to increase access to resources and tools that facilitate more comprehensive inclusion of planning with people with access and functional needs, including people with disabilities as well as other groups disproportionately impacted in emergencies. While designed to highlight promising practices across the preparedness, response, and recovery disaster lifecycle, this document focuses most significantly on inclusive practices within operations center settings.
Across the U.S., the SBA has distributed nearly $40 billion in taxpayer-funded disaster loans in a racially disparate manner that has given white areas billions of dollars more to rebuild than Black areas, approving disaster loan applications in largely white areas at nearly twice the rate that it has approved applications in areas where Black residents are a majority.
Publicly available, curated repository of data collection tools and resources including research protocols, survey instruments, guidance manuals, data dictionaries, common data elements, and other supporting materials.
This Concept of Operations plan (CONOPS) describes the conceptual framework and coordination for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal-level behavioral health preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies.
Provides de-identified Medicare data down to zip code level, and an expanded set of near real-time multiple hazard tracking services. Helps hospitals, first responders, and electric utility officials to prevent health impacts of prolonged power outages due to storms and other disasters on electricity dependent populations.
Association of Schools of Public Health, 2012. ASPPH developed workforce-level competencies that demonstrate the abilities that not only a public health professional involved in preparedness work must display, but which are recommended for all members of the public health workforce to enhance their readiness to response to public health disasters and emergencies.