Develop a disaster recovery plan for the community that will reduce health disparities and improve access to services after a disaster.

In this assessment, you will assume the role of the senior nurse at a regional hospital
who has been assigned to develop a disaster recovery plan for the community using
MAP-IT and trace-mapping, which you will present to city officials and the disaster
relief team.
Before you complete the detailed instructions in the courseroom, first review the full
and associated data below.
your assessment.
For a health care facility to be able to fill its role in the community, it must actively plan not only
for normal operation, but also for worst-case scenarios which could occur. In such disasters, the
hospital’s services will be particularly crucial, even if the specifics of the disaster make it more
difficult for the facility to stay open.
As the senior nurse at the Smallville Regional Hospital, you play a vital role in ensuring the
hospital’s readiness for disasters and its ability to recover from them. The hospital administrator
wants to discuss disaster preparedness and recovery with you. Before the conversation, it
would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the background information on events that have
occurred in Smallville in recent years, including the involvement of the hospital.
Investigate further for relevant background information.
Newspaper Headline: “Smallville Devastated by Wildfire: Rebuilding and Recovery Underway”
November 8, 2022
Smallville, CA – In a tragic turn of events, the northern California town of Smallville was ravaged
by a devastating wildfire on July 6, 2021. The fire, which quickly spread through the town,
destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and claimed the lives of 31 residents. The community is now
faced with the daunting task of rebuilding and recovering from this catastrophic event.
The fire, known as the Blaze, raced into Smallville with unprecedented speed and intensity,
leaving residents with little time to evacuate. Many were forced to flee on foot, seeking refuge in
parking lots and commercial buildings that were never intended to serve as temporary shelters
in a firestorm.

Develop a disaster recovery plan for the community that will reduce health disparities and improve access to services after a disaster.
Assess community needs.
Consider resources, personnel, budget, and community makeup.
Identify the people accountable for implementation of the plan and describe their roles.
Focus on specific Healthy People 2020 goals and 2030 objectives.
Include a timeline for the recovery effort.
Apply the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track) framework to guide the development of your plan:
Mobilize collaborative partners.
Assess community needs.
Use the demographic data and specifics related to the disaster to identify the needs of the community and develop a recovery plan. Consider physical, emotional, cultural, and financial needs of the entire community.
Include in your plan the equitable allocation of services for the diverse community.
Apply the triage classification to provide a rationale for those who may have been injured during the train derailment. Provide support for your position.
Include in your plan contact tracing of the homeless, disabled, displaced community members, migrant workers, and those who have hearing impairment or English as a second language in the event of severe tornadoes.
Plan to reduce health disparities and improve access to services.
Implement a plan to reach Healthy People 2020 goals and 2030 objectives.
Track and trace-map community progress.
Use the CDC’s Contract Tracing Resources for Health Departments as a template to create your contact tracing.
Describe the plan for contact tracing during the disaster and recovery phase

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