Whole Community Planning for Disaster

Whole Community Planning for Disaster course
Self paced | Online

The purpose of the Whole Community Planning for Disaster course is to explain why and how government, faith-based and community organizations and other groups can participate in an inclusive emergency planning process to improve the resilience of a community, and subsequently the nation.

Upon completion of the Whole Community Planning for Disaster course, you will be able to:

  • Define the Whole Community Approach and discuss its benefits.
  • Combine the knowledge, resources, and networks of all stakeholders to support community preparedness for disaster.
  • Address the needs of all community members during disaster response and recovery.
  • Explore actions your community can take to be better prepared for disaster situations through the application of the Emergency Planning Principles and the steps of the Preparedness Cycle.
  • Explore the use of the C-MIST framework to address the needs of all community members, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
  • Identify characteristics of SMART goals and explore their relationship with Action Plans. 
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
    Lesson 2: Whole Community Approach
    Lesson 3: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
    Lesson 4: Addressing Needs of All Community Members
    Lesson 5: Developing Action Plans
    Lesson 6: Conclusion

    U.S. Department of Transportation PHEMSAThis course was funded through the 2021 Community Safety Grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).


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