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Building a resilient community requires communication and interaction with community residents.

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Community outreach

  1. 1. Community Outreach Digna Aviles-McQuillar PSF 5605 08/21/2016
  2. 2. Building resilience  The goal of community resilience is to foster a communities capacity to mitigate hazards and recurring tasks.  An important component of disaster management is emergency communications federal, state and local agencies as well as with the public.  Effective communication with a community is necessary to ensure accuracy of information disseminated and received, compliance with government issued orders in addition to build trust and ability to persuade residents.
  3. 3. Communication channels  Media (television, newspapers)  Local organizations  Community Outreach Information Network (COIN)  Social media
  4. 4. Identification of vulnerable communities  Socioeconomic status  Age  Race and ethnicity  Limited English Proficiency  Disability
  5. 5. Utilization of registries  Access and functional needs  Medical needs  Transportation needs
  6. 6. Communication methods  Surveys  Community assessments  Focus groups
  7. 7. Public awareness approaches Campaigns,  Participatory leaning,  Informal education,  Formal school-based interventions
  8. 8. Disasters have an impact on the lives of people and their community therefore it is essential that residents are educated and trained on necessary preparedness and response activities.
  9. 9. References  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups. A guidance document for Emergency Managers: First edition. 2015. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/atriskguidance.pdf  International Federation of Red Cross. Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: a guide. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 2011 Retrieved from: http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/disasters/reducing_risks/302200- Public-awareness-DDR-guide-EN.pdf  Newport, J. K., & Jawahar, G. G. P. (2003). Community participation and public awareness in disaster mitigation. Disaster Prevention and Management,12(1), 33-36. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.library.capella.edu/docview/214374967?acco untid=27965  State of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. (2006) NJ Register Ready. Retrieved from: https://www13.state.nj.us/SpecialNeeds/Signin?ReturnUrl=%2fSpecial Needs%2f  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Flash Flood Early Warning System Reference Guide. Community-Based Disaster Management National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2010 Retrieved from: http://www.meted.ucar.edu/communities/hazwarnsys/ffewsrg/FF_EWS.pdf