Introduction to Community-Based Disaster Coalitions

Leadership & Management
Online Course
1 hour
University of South Florida
University of South Florida PERLC
Community Preparedness
Community Recovery

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A community-based disaster coalition is a collaborative group based within a county, community or geographical area composed of members from public, private, not-for-profit, and faith-based organizations. These types of coalitions join together to help their local communities prepare for and recover from disasters. This course will explain the roles and benefits of community-based disaster coalitions. The course also will explore the developmental stages of disaster coalitions, along with a coalition’s organizational components.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define community-based disaster coalition
  • Recognize the benefits of a community-based disaster coalition
  • Identify the developmental stages of a community-based disaster coalition
  • Identify the roles and functions of community-based disaster coalitions throughout the emergency management phases
  • Identify the organizational components of a community-based disaster coalition
  • Identify approaches for building community-based disaster coalitions that meet community needs.