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Site Visits

From December 2012 to April 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.

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Do 1 Thing IconOn the road in Lansing, Michigan
December 12-14, 2012

Do 1 Thing 2013

Do1Thing makes it easy for citizens to prepare themselves, their family, friends, and the Whole Community for emergencies or disaster in 12-months’ time.

TLC IconOn the road in Joplin, Missouri
December 18-20, 2012

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, TILCCori Wigington & Victoria Harp from the CDC with Stephanie Brady and Jeff Flowers, TILC

Evacuteer.org IconOn the Road in New Orleans, Louisiana
January 2-4, 2013

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 CDCDavid Morris & Robert Fogarty with evacuteer.org with Robyn Sobelson & Cori Wigington from the CDC

Emergency Kit Cook Off IconOn the road in Phoenix, Arizona
January 9-11, 2013

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 BleuVictoria 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

Project Wildfire IconOn the road in Bend, Oregon
February 10-13, 2013

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)The Tollgate Homeowners Association board with Katie Lighthall & Ed Keith (Project Wildfire) and Cori Wigington (CDC)

New York City IconOn the road in New York City, New York
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New York City, New York

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.

On-the-Road IconOn the road in San Francisco, California
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Aerial view of San Francisco, California

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.

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