Public Health Practices

Program for veterans with dementia increases disaster preparedness in home-based care setting

A multidisciplinary group developed a disaster preparedness program for veterans with dementia and their caregivers.

Utah stakeholders forge healthcare coalition to strengthen surge capacity

The Northern Utah Healthcare Coalition addresses disaster medical surge issues and resource sharing in a large frontier area.

Parochial Armenian schools develop and implement an earthquake preparedness program

Four Armenian schools in the Los Angeles area created earthquake response training and held exercises with students in grades 1-8.

Online mapping site allows residents to search and prepare for local natural hazards

The "My Hazards" Web site empowers California residents to search and plan for natural hazards specific to their locality.

Disaster planning in San Francisco’s Chinatown trains, empowers community members as responders during first 72 hours

A San Francisco coalition developed ways to communicate person-to-person in Chinatown during an emergency.

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