ABSTRACT

Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection with Public Health   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "Though public health issues have not historically been addressed through mitigation projects, the health field proactively plans with the goal of making populations more resilient. Similarly, community officials use a hazard mitigation plan to identify resiliency goals, risks, and actions (potential projects). By bringing public health and community officials together, they can work together toward the common goal of minimizing the impacts of disasters. Public health experts can offer important insights in areas such as: [1] physical and mental health challenges, [2] environmental hazards and communicable disease, and [3] public health data. This 'Guide to Expanding Mitigation' explores how community officials can work with the public health sector to support hazard mitigation, including the planning process. This guide is a starting place for community officials to initiate a conversation about mitigation investments that also address public health goals."

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Date:
2020-07-21?
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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