Do 1 Thing Selected as a Promising Example of FEMA’s Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

 

Do 1 Thing Selected as a Promising Example
of FEMA’s Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

The CDC Foundation, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Learning Office, is contributing to the development and implementation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Whole Community approach to emergency management.

As a result, Do 1 Thing has been awarded as one of seven programs to continue their Whole Community work during the pilot program period October 2012 – March 2013.

During this time, Do 1 Thing will provide a learning opportunity for CDC and CDC Foundation staff to gather information on what works well in starting and maintaining community programs, identifying strategies to create and build partnerships, and techniques to empower local action. The project findings will outline recommendations for fostering a Whole Community approach to emergency management, sustainability, and program replication.

Do 1 Thing has identified visual factsheets as a need to help more people get prepared ahead of time for emergencies and disasters. We will be keeping the news updated on our site as we progress.

Visit: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/whole_community_approach_promising_examples.html to learn more

For More Information:
Erika Mahoney, Do 1 Thing Regional Planner
emahoney@lansingmi.gov