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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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Additional Resources
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BUILDING SOCIAL COHESION

  • Lyttelton Harbour Timebank, a program in which community members trade skills to develop local cohesion and build better trust among residents, available at http://www.lyttelton.net.nz/timebank
  • SF72, an emergency preparedness program developed by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management that emphasizes increasing social connectedness, available at http://www.sf72.org/home

DISASTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL CARE

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1 All URLs are accessible as of June 17, 2015.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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DISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM RECOVERY

MEASURING AND ASSESSING COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS

  • Community Commons’ Community Health Needs Assessment toolkit, a platform that aids hospitals and other organizations working to understand a community’s health needs and improve overall health and well-being, available at http://assessment.communitycommons.org/CHNA
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), a framework using a six-phase process (organizing, visioning, assessments, strategic issues, goals/strategies, and action cycle) to enable communities to prioritize and address public health issues, available at http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/mapp/framework/index.cfm
  • County Health Rankings (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin), an annual measurement of health factors for each county in each state in the country, available at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org
  • America’s Health Rankings®, a state-by-state assessment of the nation’s health, available at http://www.americashealthrankings.org/about/annual
  • The Sustainable Communities Index’s (SCI’s) set of methods to measure the environmental, economic, and social conditions of cities and neighborhoods that affect human health, available at http://www.sustainablecommunitiesindex.org
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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  • Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Health Professional Shortage Area scores, which assess baseline needs and help develop disaster plans, available at http://www.hrsa.gov/shortage/find.html

MODEL POST-DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS AND PLANNING GUIDES

PLANNING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, INCLUDING CHILDREN

POST-DISASTER RECOVERY TOOLS

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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PROMOTING INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS

WORKER AND HOMEOWNER HEALTH PROTECTION RESOURCES

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Additional Resources." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18996.
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In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of dollars from public, private and charitable sources are invested to help communities recover. National rhetoric often characterizes these efforts as a "return to normal." But for many American communities, pre-disaster conditions are far from optimal. Large segments of the U.S. population suffer from preventable health problems, experience inequitable access to services, and rely on overburdened health systems. A return to pre-event conditions in such cases may be short-sighted given the high costs - both economic and social - of poor health. Instead, it is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and sustainability of communities - thereby better preparing them for future challenges.

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