Navigating the Road to Recovery: Assessment of the Coordination, Communication, and Financing of the Disaster Case Management Pilot in Louisiana
RAND HEALTH SANTA MONICA CA
Pagination or Media Count:
As the five-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita approaches, thousands of Louisiana residents remain displaced from their homes and continue to struggle to recover in the disaster aftermath. The purpose of this report is to summarize some of the lessons learned by the state of Louisiana as it implemented the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA Disaster Case Management Pilot DCMP from fall 2009 to spring 2010. The DCMP specifically targeted the post-hurricane population who were still in FEMA temporary housing units as of April 27, 2009, in order to connect these individuals with a range of services, including housing, financial counseling, social services benefit restoration, and mental and physical health assistance. This report also offers recommendations for the state of Louisiana and FEMA regarding how to better design and improve implementation of disaster case management in Louisiana and across the nation. In the wake of new disasters, such as the 2010 British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, other state authorities that are responsible for disaster case management might also be interested in using this document to help inform how states manage and conduct disaster case management for future catastrophic events.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science