Template for Conducting a State Capacity Assessment or Gap Analysis of Disaster Behavioral Health [open pdf - 50KB]
From the template: " An overall aim of the workshop was to improve the integration of behavioral health into public health emergency and disaster preparedness and response. Participants determined that enhanced collaboration and knowledge exchange, at both the regional and community levels, can result in stronger disaster behavioral and public health preparation, response, and recovery. Additionally, Federal partners' ability to gain up-to-date information concerning State and regional disaster behavioral health preparedness and response needs, capabilities, and systems facilitates optimal coordination and response when addressing support requests for behavioral health issues during disasters or emergencies. Furthermore, the relationships built between behavioral health, public health and emergency management during participation in disaster planning and response exercises fosters greater integrated disaster response and recovery and can enhance resilience within a community and region."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)