Navigation Links
USAID and DHS Host Summit on Partnering with Faith-Based and Community Organizations for Disaster Response
Date:12/16/2008

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) co-sponsored a summit on Monday to foster greater collaboration in disaster response. The Senior Leaders' Best Practices Summit: Partnering with Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery brought together faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) and senior staff from USAID, DHS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Defense, and the White House.

"Faith and community-based organizations are often the first to respond and the last to leave in disaster response situations both at home and abroad," said Terri Hasdorff, Director of the USAID Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. "They are vital partners in preparedness and recovery, and it is important that the U.S. Government collaborate closely with them and work to promote seamless cooperation with these organizations."

The goals of the Summit were to have practitioners working both domestically and internationally to share their best practices and improve the understanding between government agencies and the FBCO community. Throughout the day, attendees worked in breakout groups focused on key topics -- information sharing, volunteer coordination, partnerships for aid, food and water, medical and special needs, donations management, and logistics -- to identify challenges, elicit best practices, and present those findings to the whole group. A report compiling the challenges and best practices identified at the conference will be issued as a follow-up to the conference and made available for future policy discussions related to FBCOs and disaster assistance.

"Previous experience, lessons learned and other research has emphasized the importance of involving faith and community-based organizations in pre-planning, exercises, and training before the disaster occurs," said John Cook, Director of the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. "This conference provides a great opportunity for us to exchange effective practices with our colleagues across the government and non-profit sectors."

For more information about USAID and its programs, please visit: www.usaid.gov.

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.

Public Information: 202-712-4810


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. USAID Provides Additional Wildfire Assistance to Greece
2. USAID Assistant Administrator Hess Travels to Southern Africa
3. New USAID grant helps Georgetown meet unmet family planning needs worldwide
4. USAID Announces First Malaria Communities Program Grants
5. USAID Sends Emergency Assistance to Djibouti for Cholera
6. From Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health on the Observance of International Day of Zero Tolerance
7. USAID Launches a $60 Million Child-Spacing and Reproductive-Health Program in Pakistan
8. USAID Awards $70 Million for the Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula
9. USAID Fights Neglected Tropical Diseases
10. The Female Health Company Receives USAID DELIVER PROJECT Order for 6.1 Million Units
11. USAID Implements Behavior Change and Social Marketing Program in Rwanda
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated ... regulations. This is the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for ... six months to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Each ... studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University winner ... 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching her ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new ... prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who ... cook a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Intalere, the healthcare industry ... for its inaugural Member Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., ... health of America’s healthcare providers. , The conference was highlighted by the announcement ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For ... their lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes ... more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... -- According to the 2016 report, a ... blood pressure monitoring system market growth. With aging, the ... respond to different pressure rates, leading to hypertension or ... cardiovascular disorders such as heart failure, stroke, coronary artery ... in prevalence each year. WHO estimates that 17 million ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... -- According to a new market report published ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - ... valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in 2014 and is anticipated ... 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn in 2023. ... free drug delivery devices and the market is estimated based ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25,2016 FDA 510(k) ... Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical applications ... inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy ... in the US with the 12 th ... Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers Confocal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: