Disaster Assistance: Greater Coordination and an Evaluation of Programs┐ Outcomes Could Improve Disaster Case Management

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 56 pages
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As a result of the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the fed. gov┐t., for the first time, funded several disaster case mgmt. programs. These programs help victims access services for disaster-related needs. This report reviewed: (1) steps the fed. gov┐t. took to support disaster case mgmt. programs after the hurricanes; (2) the extent to which fed. agencies oversaw the implementation of these programs; (3) challenges case mgmt. agencies experienced in delivering disaster case mgmt. services; and (4) how these programs will inform the development of a fed. case mgmt. program for future disasters. The author conducted site visits to Louisiana and Mississippi. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

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