Health Resources and Services Administration Has Controls and Strategies to Mitigate Hurricane Preparedness and Response Risk
Source:Office of Inspector General [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS OIG)
Date Published: 12/2018
Annotation: This 16-page report was undertaken to identify the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s potential risks for preparing for and responding to hurricanes and other natural disasters, and to determine whether HRSA has designed and implemented controls and strategies to mitigate these potential risks. Within the four risk areas related to HRSA’s hurricane preparedness and response activities, the report identifies 13 sub-risk areas, and rated 12 as low risk and one as moderate risk.
Interorganizational Coordination and a Vulnerable Population during Hurricane Irma in 2017: A Qualitative Case Study on Joint Efforts for Undocumented Immigrant Disaster Safety
Source:University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center
Date Published: 2018
Annotation: This qualitative case study aims to gain a greater understanding of the interorganizational coordination that assisted undocumented immigrants in South Apopka, Florida, during and immediately after Hurricane Irma in 2017. It discusses the study’s central themes and suggests policy strategies to encourage community coordination to protect the lives of vulnerable people from institutional blindness in disasters.