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One of the obstacles to effective preparedness is that many planners have little or no actual experience with disaster response, so that considerable amounts of learning may be needed before they can comfortably engage in planning activities. Additionally, disaster preparedness is typically only one of many competing demands on their time.

The intent of this project is to develop a preparedness planning methodology that integrates participatory design, training and disaster exercise development in order to provide planning teams with a structure for thinking through realistic scenarios, reviewing response plans, and developing realistic action plans accomplishing preparedness tasks. At this time, it is specifically aimed at members of the American Red Cross.

This project is in the defining stage.

Last edited 2007-04-24