Texas A&M University, School of Public Health. (2015). Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool: Measuring Recovery through Healthy Community Indicators.
The Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health (as part of the former Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence) developed this web-based disaster recovery tool that provides 84 metrics, organized within 4 themes and 10 focus areas, for tracking progress towards recovery. The tool allows practitioners to compare pre- and post-disaster status using baseline and current data and generate reports, which can provide end users (e.g., emergency managers, long-term recovery committees) with a useful means of prioritizing recovery goals and activities. This tool further functions as a disaster recovery management platform, enabling users to maintain accessible records of public outreach activities and local contacts, log and monitor the status of recovery-oriented tasks, and capture resource expenditure data required for grant eligibility and reporting.