NCDMPH Disaster Recovery Resources General Information

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Resources in this section have a broad focus and may be cross-cutting in their content. For more specific resources, please return to our main page and select content in public health, healthcare systems, or managers, workers, and responders.

  1. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Recovery Resource Library. 2015.

    This webpage compiles resources in the categories of: Public Health Issues, Health Care Services Impacts, Hospital Recovery Guides, Behavioral Health Impacts, Environmental Health Impacts, Environmental Hazards, Safety Issues for Response and Recovery Workers, Children in Disasters, Social Services Impacts, Food Safety and Regulated Medical Products, Disaster Assistance, Disaster Recovery Planning for States and Local Governments, Community Resilience, At-Risk Individuals.

    Resource type: Webpage

  2. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview 2013

    "This course provides individuals supporting disaster recovery efforts with a foundation in National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) key concepts, core principles and roles and responsibilities of NDRF leadership (including those of individuals and households to governmental entities at the local, State, tribal, and Federal levels, and between public, private and nonprofit sectors."

    Resource type: Online training

  3. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). IS0-558: Public Works and Disaster Recovery2013

    This online course explains how public works is involved in disaster recovery. It discusses the role of public works, as well as how and why public works should plan for recovery, and the primary areas that should be included in such plans.

    Resource type: Online training

  4. University of South Florida Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (USF PERLC). Disaster Recovery

    "Disaster recovery is more than the restoration of a community's physical structures to its pre-disaster conditions. It also provides a continuum of care to meet the needs of affected community members who experienced financial, emotional, or physical hardships. In addition, recovery positions the community to meet the needs of the future. This one hour course will examine the phases of emergency management, the distinct phases of recovery, and the key steps to recovery planning. It will also examine the roles of response partners and offer insight into developing partnership and collaborative emergency response plans and policies."

    Resource type: Online training

  5. Church World Service. Long-term Recovery Webinars 2014

    Church World Service provides free online training to individuals interested in disaster recovery. These webinars provide information on various aspects of long-term recovery following a disaster, including children in disasters, social media and disasters, American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services, and disability and disasters. The Disaster Long-Term Recovery Basics Webinar covers a wide range of topics to help communities rebuild and recovery following a disaster.

    Resource type: Webinar

  6. International Economic Development Council. Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Webinar Series 2014

    "This 12-part webinar series provides practical information on key topics in disaster preparedness and economic recovery for economic development organizations and chambers of commerce. Each seminar hosts economic recovery practitioners with real world experience and leadership in the subject matter. Each seminar will feature efforts made in disaster-impacted communities."

    Resource type: Webinar

  7. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). National Disaster Recovery Framework 2011 PDF 

    This guide provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner and to promote effective recovery. The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) is a construct to optimally engage Federal resources and authorities, and to incorporate the full capabilities of all sectors in support of community recovery. It focuses on how to best restore, redevelop, and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural, and environmental fabric of the community and build a more resilient nation.

    Resource type: Guidance

  8. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Long Term Community Recovery Planning Process: A Self-Help Guide 2014

    "The purpose of this guide is to provide communities with a framework for long-term community recovery [LTCR] that has been used by FEMA and its technical advisors over the past several years. This LTCR process has been successful in bringing communities together to focus on their long-term recovery issues and needs and to develop projects and strategies to address those needs. The recovery effort for these communities is still underway, but the LTCR plan and the process employed to develop the plan has been a critical part of their recovery effort."

    Resource type: Guidance

  9. Association of Bay Area Governments. Long-Term Disaster Recovery Plan PDF  2009

    This template recovery plan serves as a model for government agencies to plan for disaster recovery. It covers four main issues pertaining to long-term recovery: recovery financing issues, recovery of government facilities and services, long-term housing recovery, and long-term recovery of business.

    Resource type: Template

  10. Fairfax County (VA) Office of Emergency Management. Fairfax County Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan 2012

    This county-level pre-disaster recovery planning document was noted by FEMA in its NDRF training (ICS 2900). Its purpose is to provide the county "with a single reference for guiding policy and action during recovery from a significant natural or human-caused disaster," and "allow the government to support the private and nonprofit sectors as we work together to restore the economic base, neighborhoods, social fabric, and other elements over the long-term." The website additionally contains an after action report from a tabletop exercise that was used to test the plan.

    Resource type: Template

  11. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster Recovery Center Locator

    "The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator allows individuals to search for DRCs nearest to their location. DRC Locator also provides additional information about each DRC, such as hours of operation, services offered, and driving directions to the DRC." Users can search by address, city, and state and/or zip code.

    Resource type: Search engine