Community Mobilization as a Model for Preparedness with Equity
Santana, M.P. (2020). Community Mobilization as a Model for Preparedness with Equity. Migrant Clinicians Network.
This blog post describes a “community mobilization” model used in Puerto Rico to incorporate equity into emergency preparedness and response. In this model, community health centers build connections between their patients and government agencies before an emergency happens, and then leverage those connections to have government support communities, which define barriers to preparedness and response for themselves.