Public participation helps drive decision-making in a community and informs the public, government representatives, and elected officials on important issues. Outreach and education engage the whole community and establish a participation process that is inclusive of all groups and reflect a representative sample of a community. The benefits of effective public outreach and education should not be underestimated.
Orbits of Organizational Networks for Community Participation
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ISC planned, marketed, and facilitated a regional Whole Community Training Summit aimed at community members, and public, private, and faith-based organizations. ISC identified potential speakers, moderators, and attendees and created marketing and advertising strategies.
ISC is providing workshops and a nationwide virtual exercise to complement and supplement state, local, territorial, and tribal governmental capacity to distribute medical countermeasures as required for potential public health events.
ISC was contracted to support the bi-state Kansas City region in addressing the needs of disabled, functionally dependent, or other vulnerable population types. ISC worked closely with emergency management, and other community service providers to identify the network, develop strategies for engaging populations, and establish methods to measure and assess the program’s success.
ISC developed and produced an educational17-minute All-Hazards Preparedness Video and 30-second public service announcement. It was offered in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. The video educated the public on natural and man-made disasters, planning, evacuation, sheltering, and emergency supply kits.
First responders and community partners will be impacted by active assailant and/or shooter incidents. ISC developed three computer-based training programs and simulated exercises that provide key community partners with basic training on tactical issues and concepts of victim care after an incident.
ISC conducted a resident community preparedness study to understand their needs for future wildfires and other disasters. The survey was available in 3 languages and various formats to over 2,500 participants. The methodology used resulted in the distribution of 60,000 surveys.
ISC assisted in researching best practices with establishing pre-disaster Public-Private Partnerships and successfully involving private partners in disaster operations and the community recovery process. This information will be integrated into the County’s recovery strategy and shared with a regional coalition.