Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza.
This planning tool can help community planners--in context with community partners--assess disaster readiness from a healthcare system perspective. The tool can assist with identifying core agency partners’ capabilities and resources and instances where the same vendors are being used for resource supplies by the partners, and can help planners address gaps in their community’s capabilities or potential shortages in resources.