Tag Archives: Recovery

Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed this guidebook with the sole purpose of providing essential information to homeowners as well as volunteers and workers who restore homes damaged by disasters. Based on the principle link between health and housing, proper post-disaster restoration is particularly important for families who have already experienced a potentially traumatic event. Poorly restored homes, due to lack of knowledge or pressure for a speedy rebuild, can create health hazards, and even make... Read more

Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery

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‚ÄčIn the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems and other critical recovery needs. It is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and... Read more