Partnering with Community and Faith Based Organizations to Enhance

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Community and Faith Based
   Enhance Community
 Emergency Preparedness
                Why Partner?
   Partnerships create an opportunity for
    communities to plan and prepare for an
    emergency or disaster.

   Prepared communities are more resilient and
    self sufficient during an emergency or disaster.

   Partnerships build capacity for emergency and
    disaster response.
             Partnership 101
             form to serve a specific
 Partnerships
 purpose and may take on new goals over

 Partnershave agreed upon mission,
 values, goals, measurable outcomes and
 accountability for the partnership.
        Partnership 101 contd.
 Therelationship between partners is
 characterized by mutual trust, respect,
 genuineness, and commitment.

 The partnership builds upon identified
 strengths and assets, but also works to
 address needs and increase capacity of all
        Partnership 101 contd.
 Thepartnership balances power among
 partners and enables resources among
 partners to be shared.

 Partners  make clear and open
 communication an ongoing priority by
 striving to understand each other's needs
 and self-interests, and developing a
 common language.
      Partnership 101 contd.
 Principlesand processes for the
 partnership are established with the input
 and agreement of all partners, especially
 for decision-making and conflict resolution.

 There is feedback among all stakeholders
 in the partnership, with the goal of
 continuously improving the partnership
 and its outcomes.
      Partnership 101 contd.
 Partnersshare the benefits of the
 partnership's accomplishments.

 Partnershipscan dissolve and need to
 plan a process for closure.
 The  Community at large
 Community Based Organizations (CBO)
 Faith Based Organizations (FBO)
 Higher education public health
 Agencies
     Local
     State and Federal
          Objective 1
To explore how and why CBO and FBO
are in a unique position to engage and
assist communities in emergency
 What They Bring to the Table

 CBO  and FBO are usually comprised of
 local community members who may be
 personally known by most or some.

 TheCommunity are more accepting and
 and trusting of CBO and FBO.
        What They Bring contd.
    have a spiritual connection to the

 The Community itself and philanthropists
 are more inclined to fund CBO and FBO
 vs. agencies. (Studies show Americans
 to be very philanthropic)
     What They Bring contd.
 CBO and FBO tend not to be as confined
 by external political influences.

 However,   CBO may be more at liberty to
 liaison in political circles than FBO.
           Objective 2

To understand some of the challenges
that CBO and FBO are required to
manage and addressing these
challenges to achieve partnership.
  Challenges for CBO and FBO
 Internal  politics
 Political naivety
 Internal vs. external culture
 Internal vs. external demographics
 Resources
     $$
     human
     What We Bring to the Table
   Support and advice with funding
    procurement e.g. grant writing.

 Research    and personnel capacity.

 Liaison   between potential partners or new
    partnerships not previously perceived.
      What We Bring contd.
 Humanresources will follow $$ to the
 CBO and FBO.

 Encouragevolunteerism through
 messaging and PR etc.
           Objective 3
The need for review and application of
lessons learned as we partner with CBO
and FBO in preparation for future
emergencies and disasters
         Lessons Learned
 Agencies  are centralized and may be
 geographically and demographically
 distant to the Community.
     Lessons Learned contd.
 TheCBO and FBO were already ‘there’ (in

     have systems in place to reach the
 They

 Theyhad no political agenda or it became
 secondary to the emergency response.
     Lessons Learned contd.
 Communities    that partner are more self

 TheCommunity appreciates and likes to
 see partnership.

 They   got the job done!
    Challenges to Partnership
 Interactive
 Team exercise.

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