Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations to Support Emergency Preparedness

“Your neighbours have everything to do with improving your immediate chances in a disaster,” says Ron Dwyer-Voss, whose work includes helping neighborhoods understand and apply asset-based strategies. Neighbors, and their collective extended connections, will determine how well and how quickly your community will recover. A recent case study by the Tamarack Institute shows how faith groups can add great value to neighborhoods in responding to local emergencies.

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About the Lead Author

Heather Keam
Heather is part of Tamarack Institute's Vibrant Communities team as the Manager of Cities, Cities Deepening Community. Before this position she was the Manager of Learning Services where she organized Community of Practices, learning opportunities, tools and resources for community change. Heather brings over 12 years of public health knowledge to this position.

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