Coffee Break Training: Promising Examples of FEMA's Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management [open pdf - 338KB]
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response's (OPHPR's) Learning Office selected seven communities that are promising examples of community efforts that reflect and embody the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Whole Community approach to emergency management. The Whole Community approach to emergency management engages business, government and nonprofit sectors to integrate the needs, capabilities and resources of the community. The organizations have been selected as part of this pilot program for promising progress and leadership in the field. Through this collaboration, the seven selected organizations will receive resources and expertise to expand their preparedness efforts and share best practices. […] As part of the initiative, CDC will aggregate best practices and lessons learned from the seven communities to build learning communities for disaster preparedness. These best practices and lessons learned will inform the development of recommended preparedness strategies to help other communities adopt and practice the Whole Community approach. The goal of the collaboration is to build and strengthen partnerships, empower local action, highlight community work, and ultimately create a collective body of knowledge among emergency managers nationwide that supports a Whole Community approach to emergency management."
Coffee Break Training - Community Risk Reduction Series No. CR-2014-15
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/