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connecting the dots mapping sustainable community disaster networks

“Connecting the Dots” Mapping Sustainable Community Disaster Networks

NYC Office of Emergency Management

Herman Schaffer and Amber Greene

demographic and socioeconomic factors
Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Diverse languages/Limited English Proficiency
  • Religious Groups
  • Low-Income
community disaster networks cdn
Community Disaster Networks (CDN)

Detailed information about community demographics.

Build relationships before the disaster.

Create “community connections” for post-disaster response.

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Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty

Percentage of Population Age 65 or Older

slide7

Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty

Percentage of Population Age 65 or Older

slide8

Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty

Each dot represents 150 residents, between the ages of 16 and 65, who have difficulty going outside the home alone.

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Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language –
  • New Immigrants
  • Poverty

Immigrant Neighborhoods with the Largest Foreign Born Groups

slide10

Languages Spoken at Home

(1 Dot = 150 people)

  • Elderly Population
  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty
slide11

Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty
  • Percentage of residents who speak English “Not Well” or “Not At All”
slide12

Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty

Percentage of Linguistically Isolated Households

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Elderly Population

  • Disabilities
  • Language
  • Poverty

Residents Living Below the

Poverty Level

outreach tools ready new york
Since 2003, the Ready

New York program has

taught millions of New

Yorkers how to prepare for all

types of emergencies.

11 Multilingual publications

Advertising/PSAs/ Website

Public/Private Partnerships

Outreach Tools – Ready New York
outreach tools ready new york16
400 yearly community

events in “easy to miss” neighborhoods.

Presentations/Fairs in

languages other than

English.

Events at Houses of Worship

Outreach Tools – Ready New York
citizen corps council task force
Citizen Corps Council Task Force

Since 2007, the Citizen

Corps Council Limited

English Proficiency Task

Force has worked to

bring not-for-profit

groups together to

increase preparedness

among immigrants.

community emergency response teams
Community Emergency Response Teams

CERT members are a

microcosm of New

York City. With over

1,200 volunteers from

all backgrounds,

professions and

experiences.

language access
Language Access

In July 2008, Mayor

Bloomberg signed

Executive Order (EO) 120,

creating a centralized

language access policy

for New York City to ensure

meaningful language

access to City services.

map it
Map IT

OEM created an

application called Map IT,

which uses outreach data,

demographics, and

infrastructure to provide a

visual representation on

the entire city to inform

responsible community

outreach.

summary
Summary

Community Disaster Networks help determine the services that we offer before, during, and after an emergency.

Create culturally and multi-lingual outreach opportunities, education tools, and volunteer initiatives for specific demographic groups.

Use data to evaluate and improve outreach initiatives.

Work with volunteers and staff to create sustainable preparedness actions.

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NYC Office of Emergency Management

Amber Greene agreene@oem.nyc.gov

Herman Schaffer hschaffer@oem.nyc.gov

Questions?

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