When disaster strikes, community members must be protected. A comprehensive recovery plan, guided by the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement,
Track) framework, is essential to help ensure everyone’s safety. The unique needs of residents must be assessed to lessen health disparities and improve
access to equitable services after a disaster. Recovery efforts depend on the appropriateness of the plan, the extent to which key stakeholders have been
prepared, the quality of the trace-mapping, and the allocation of available resources. In a time of cost containment, when personnel and resources may be
limited, the needs of residents must be weighed carefully against available resources.
In this assessment, you are a community task force member responsible for developing a disaster recovery plan for the Vila Health community using MAP-IT
and trace-mapping, which you will present to city officials and the disaster relief team. To prepare for the assessment, complete the Vila Health: Disaster
Recovery Scenario simulation.
Begin thinking about:
– Community needs.
– Resources, personnel, budget, and community makeup.
– People accountable for implementation of the disaster recovery plan.
– Healthy People 2020 goals and 2030 objectives.
– A timeline for the recovery effort
You may also wish to:
Review the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track) framework, which you will use to guide the development of your plan:
Mobilize collaborative partners.
Assess community needs.
Plan to lessen health disparities and improve access to services.
Implement a plan to reach Healthy People 2020 goals or 2030 objectives.
Track community progress.
– Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you will be asked to complete.
Every 10 years, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion release information on health
indicators, public health issues, and current trends. At the end of 2020, Healthy People 2030 was released to provide information for the next 10 years.
Healthy People 2030 provides the most updated content when it comes to prioritizing public health issues; however, there are historical contents that offer a
better understanding of some topics. Disaster preparedness is addressed in Healthy People 2030, but a more robust understanding of MAP-IT, triage, and
recovery efforts is found in Healthy People 2020. For this reason, you will find references to both Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030 in this
Complete the following:
1. Develop a disaster recovery plan for the Vila Health community that will lessen health disparities and improve access to services after a disaster. Refer
back to the Vila Health: Disaster Recovery Scenario to understand the Vila Health community.
– Assess community needs.
– Consider resources, personnel, budget, and community makeup.
– Identify the people accountable for implementation of the plan and describe their roles.
– Focus on specific Healthy People 2020 goals and 2030 objectives.
– Include a timeline for the recovery effort.
2. Apply the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track) framework to guide the development of your plan:
– Mobilize collaborative partners.
– Assess community needs.
Use the demographic data and specifics related to the disaster to identify the needs of the community and develop a recovery plan. Consider physical,
emotional, cultural, and financial needs of the entire community.
Include in your plan the equitable allocation of services for the diverse community.
Apply the triage classification to provide a rationale for those who may have been injured during the train derailment. Provide support for your position.
Include in your plan contact tracing of the homeless, disabled, displaced community members, migrant workers, and those who have hearing impairment or
English as a second language in the event of severe tornadoes.
– Plan to lessen health disparities and improve access to services.
– Implement a plan to reach Healthy People 2020 goals and 2030 objectives.
– Track and trace-map community progress.
Use the CDC’s Contract Tracing Resources for Health Departments as a template to create your contact tracing.
Describe the plan for contact tracing during the disaster and recovery phase.
3. Develop a slide presentation of your disaster recovery plan presenting your assessment of the Vila Health: Disaster Recovery Scenario for city officials andthe disaster relief team. Be sure to also include speaker notes.
Presentation Format and Length
Be sure that your slide deck includes the following slides:
– Title slide.
Recovery plan title.
Course number and title.
– References (at the end of your presentation).
Your slide deck should consist of 10-12 content slides plus title and references slides. Use the speaker’s notes section of each slide to develop your talking
points and cite your sources as appropriate.
Cite at least three credible sources from peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications within the past 5 years to support your plan.
The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each point:
– Describe the determinants of health and the cultural, social, and economic barriers that impact safety, health, and recovery efforts in the community.
Consider the interrelationships among these factors
– Explain how your proposed disaster recovery plan will lessen health disparities and improve access to community services.
Consider principles of social justice and cultural sensitivity with respect to ensuring health equity for individuals, families, and aggregates within the
– Explain how health and governmental policy impact disaster recovery efforts.
Consider the implications for individuals, families, and aggregates within the community of legislation that includes, but is not limited to, the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA).
– Present specific, evidence-based strategies to overcome communication barriers and enhance interprofessional collaboration to improve the disaster
Consider how your proposed strategies will affect members of the disaster relief team, individuals, families, and aggregates within the community.
Include evidence to support your strategies.
– Organize content with clear purpose/goals and with relevant and evidence-based sources (published within 5 years).
– Slides are easy to read and error free. Detailed speaker notes are provided.
Develop your presentation with a specific purpose and audience in mind.
Adhere to scholarly and disciplinary writing standards and APA formatting requirements.