From December 2012 to June 2013, CDC Foundation and CDC staff conducted site visits to each of the seven communities chosen as examples of programs implementing a Whole Community approach to emergency management. The site visits offered a unique opportunity to learn from program staff, partners, and participants about program history, operations, and community relationships. The aim was to understand how the seven programs implement a Whole Community approach to emergency management, specifically how they understand the complexity, needs, and capabilities of their communities, how leaders and partners impact program success, and how local groups and social networks are engaged and empowered. CDC is synthesizing these findings for the purpose of informing recommended methods for other communities to participate with FEMA in a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management.
Do1Thing makes it easy for citizens to prepare themselves, their family, friends, and the Whole Community for emergencies or disaster in 12-months’ time.
The Independent Living Center believes that an engaged community is an effective community. We work to engage members of the community and recipients of our services in planning at all levels to provide better outcomes throughout the Whole Community. To continue reading about "On the road in Joplin, Missouri" Click Here
Cori Wigington & Victoria Harp from the CDC with Stephanie Brady and Jeff Flowers, TILC
Aimed at increasing visibility and raising awareness of emergency procedures and planning, EvacuSpots is an immediate opportunity to engage community members and commit ourselves, as citizens and as a city, to the public safety for all. To continue reading Click Here.
David Morris & Robert Fogarty with evacuteer.org with Robyn Sobelson & Cori Wigington from the CDC
To inspire proactive preparedness planning at home, work and in communities, the Emergency Kit Cook-off is a National Preparedness Month event that provides a participatory opportunity that articulates preparedness information and increases awareness. To continue reading about the Emergency Kit Cook-off click here.
Victoria Harp & Cori Wigington from the CDC, Ethan Riley & Judy Kioski from Arizona Division of Emergency Management with Chef Lloyd Kirche & Chef Jon-Paul Hutchins from Le Cordon Bleu
Utilizing the collective intelligence of the Steering Committee and a collaborative approach, Project Wildfire succeeds where one agency or one individual cannot. The result is a more informed, more responsible, more engaged and empowered community in preparing for wildfire and other emergencies. To continue reading about Project Wildfire click here.
The Tollgate Homeowners Association board with Katie Lighthall & Ed Keith (Project Wildfire) and Cori Wigington (CDC)
Diamond Heights Resiliency Project is a joint venture of SF CARD and the Neighborhood Empowerment Network to provide a framework of sustained technical and programmatic support to San Francisco’s Diamond Heights community as it addresses challenges and opportunities to advance their resilience. To continue reading about the Diamond Heights Resiliency Project please click here.
By engaging community organizations with Partners in Preparedness, the New York City Office of Emergency Management believes that they can capitalize on an already established and trusted information path to support the mission of building a resilient city. To continue reading about the New York City Office of Emergency Management please click here.