Examining Disaster Recovery Relationships between PH and NGOs

PrintHurricane Sandy highlighted the invaluable role of community-based organizations (CBO) in disaster resilience and recovery, yet evidence-based assessment of collaboration models that help local public health departments improve their partnerships with these entities to support more effective recovery are lacking. RAND, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Colorado, Denver have partnered with the New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a study of disaster recovery partnerships. The study goal is to protect Americans’ health and safety during emergencies by fostering the inter-organizational networks that contribute to the public health system’s resilience in response to emergencies.

Time-Frame
2013-2014

Funded By
The HHS, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Research/Evaluation Area
Preparedness & Response Networks

Products
PRACTIS (Partnerships for Recovery Across The Sectors), which is also published as a RAND e-book.

Project Partners
RAND (Joie Acosta), NYDOMH (?), UCLA