Case Studies

Greater Derry Public Health Network engages faith-based organizations

At the start of the project, a literature review was conducted of existing studies of faith-based and community organizations’ participation in emergency response to better understand FBO capabilities and capacity to serve the community. Once the …MORE»

Lane County builds a resilient and reliable network of community agencies

“When their trust, specialized knowledge, indigenous wisdom, cultural competence and day-to-day access to vulnerable people are leveraged, nonprofits are critical partners in building economic and social resilience.” ~Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster A vision of …MORE»

NCPERRC introduces custom maps and resources for vulnerable populations planning

The tips and resources contained in the Guide provide information related to: Identifying Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations Planning for Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations Building Community Partnerships How does UNC define “At-Risk Populations?” One of the …MORE»

NACCHO Advanced Practice Centers for Emergency Response

Learn more about other time saving toolkits being developed by the leading organizations in public health preparedness: Cambridge Public Health Department (MA) DeKalb County Board of Health (GA) Twin Cities Metro APC (MN) Montgomery County (MD) …MORE»

Universal Signage in Cambridge Massachusetts

The Cambridge Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness addressed communicating with the public by developing a series of pictograms. These visual directions were designed to promote universal access to emergency dispensing sites services in the event …MORE»

Care Giving Entities in Montgomery County Maryland

The Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness has developed two toolkits to guide those operating nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes as well as client service organizations providing home care and case management …MORE»

Community Connectors in Multnomah County Oregon

To address the potential surge capacity at hospitals and clinics, Multnomah County Public Health Department worked through community liaisons to develop partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to best serve culturally-specific populations. CBOs were awarded grants to …MORE»

Child Care Provider Planning in Montgomery County Maryland

Preparedness developed a toolkit designed help prepare child care providers for emergency events and guide them in recovery efforts by helping children cope with the traumatic event. A train-the-trainer guide is included. Learn more: Emergency Response …MORE»

Influenza Pandemic Planning for Homeless and Housing Service Providers in King County Washington

Public Health – Seattle & King County developed planning guide to assist homeless service agencies – including shelters, day programs, housing programs, and others – prepare for an influenza pandemic. The planning guide provides information on …MORE»

Plan to Be Safe in Montgomery County Maryland

The Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness developed the Plan 9 Public Education Campaign and Training to provide a starting point for the general public to develop a personal preparedness plan and learn how …MORE»

Communications with Immigrant and LEP Communities in King County Washington

In December of 2006, record-setting torrential rains and high wind speeds in King County, WA, interrupted power to 1.5 million utility customers. As power outages wore on, area hospitals saw unprecedented numbers of patients with …MORE»