Building Cultures of Preparedness: Report for the Emergency Management Higher Education Community [open pdf - 4MB]
"The first goal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan is to 'Build a Culture of Preparedness'. Preparedness strategies to date have increased first responder and government capabilities, but individual and community progress towards enhanced levels of preparedness has been limited. Achieving the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan's vision of enhanced preparedness requires a bottom-up approach to close these gaps. This report highlights the vast diversity of American communities and households, indicating that a one-size-fits-all strategy is not well-suited to the specific demands of variable and distinctive environments - our Culture of Preparedness will have to be built one community at a time. Preparedness is a local matter, requiring solutions tailored to different cultural contexts and embraced by communities. [...] This report presents a culture-based approach to the preparedness goals laid out in the Strategic Plan."
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
FEMA Higher Education Program Workshop on Building Cultures of Preparedness, Emmitsburg, MD. May 22-23, 2018