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Studies on the impacts of hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornados indicate that poor communities of colour suffer disproportionately in human death and injury.(2) Few quantitative studies have been conducted on the degree to which flood events affect socially vulnerable populations. We address this research void by analysing 832 countywide flood events in… (More)
BACKGROUND A four-partner, non-fundholding, urban practice with 6000 patients has since September 1991 worked closely with nine complementary practitioners working part time on a private, fee-paying basis. AIM This study set out to describe and evaluate a model of integrating complementary practitioners into the primary health care team. METHOD A… (More)
Purpose Healthcare providers (HCP) who care for traumatically injured service members are at risk for stress, burnout, and decreased clinical effectiveness. After two decades of war, the intensive work environment and stress associated with caring for these service members and their families are damaging the emotional and physical well-being of our military… (More)
1 The authors comprise the steering committee of the workshop discussed in this report. Peacock served as the committee chair; hence the authors are listed in reverse alphabetical order. The RAVON (rā'-vŏn) name was proposed by Carl Shapiro (USGS) and Robert E. O'Connor (NSF) who initiated and were the program officers supporting the workshop. This report… (More)
This study tested a series of models predicting household expectations of participating in hurricane hazard mitigation incentive programs. Data from 599 households in Florida revealed that mitigation incentive adoption expectations were most strongly and consistently related to hazard intrusiveness and risk perception and, to a lesser extent, worry.… (More)
This paper offers a potential measurement solution for assessing disaster impacts and subsequent recovery at the household level by using a modified domestic assets index (MDAI) approach. Assessment of the utility of the domestic assets index first proposed by Bates, Killian and Peacock (1984) has been confined to earthquake areas in the Americas and… (More)
This investigation was funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administered by the Texas General Land Office. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or any of its sub-agencies.
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or any of its sub-agencies.
CONTENTS Executive Summary Acknowledgements Background of Research Qualitative Research Methods Findings in West, Texas-Demographics and Social Vulnerability-Strengths of West o Faith and family o Individualized giving o Central role of churches o Community cohesiveness-Role of External Support o Support from individuals with disaster knowledge o Seeking… (More)