Bridging the gap : prototype tools to support local disaster preparedness planning and collaboration

"Against a backdrop of terrorist threats, natural disasters, and heightened concern about pandemic influenza, national security policy is now based on an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness planning. Effective local planning is critical to disaster preparedness. Military installations...

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Main Author: Moore, Melinda
Corporate Author: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. RAND 2012, 2012
Series:Technical report
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"Against a backdrop of terrorist threats, natural disasters, and heightened concern about pandemic influenza, national security policy is now based on an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness planning. Effective local planning is critical to disaster preparedness. Military installations and their civilian counterparts -- local government and local health-care providers -- can strengthen local-level disaster preparedness planning. This is the second report of a larger study aiming to develop planning support tools for local military and civilian planners. It describes a prototype tool that focuses on risk-informed, capabilities-based planning to determine (and address gaps in) the capabilities and resources a locality will likely require in the event of a disaster, with the prototype demonstration focusing on earthquakes, hurricanes, and pandemic influenza. The report also describes two social networking tools for local coordination of disaster preparedness and sharing of resources."--Provided by publisher
Item Description:"National Defense Research Institute."
Physical Description:xix, 124 pages illustrations (some color)
ISBN:0833076833
9780833076830