Beyond Disaster Preparedness: Building a Resilience-Oriented Workforce for the Future
2. Materials and Methods
3. Resilience-Oriented Workforce Studies
3.1. What Organizational Structures Will Support the Connections Needed for a Resilience-Oriented Workforce?
3.2. What Elements of Training Will Support Resilience Education?
3.3. What Are Leadership Models with a Resilience Orientation?
4. Limitations to Existing Evidence
Conflicts of Interest
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|Author||Year||Discipline||Workforce Segment 1||Workforce Segment 2||Type of Study||Research Question(s)||Summary|
|Dawes et al.||2004||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Emergency Response||Responders||Case Study||Organization||Summarizes human and infrastructure issues post disaster: importance of data quality, usability and resource sharing among responders; discusses information policy challenges for workforce response|
|desVignes-Kendrick et al.||2005||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Other||Lawyers||Session abstract||Organization||Discusses the role of private lawyers in dealing with public health emergencies.|
|Katz et al.||2006||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||LHD executives, community partners, hospital executives, community health center executives||Longitudinal evaluation||Organization||Collaborative relationships developed for bioterrorism preparedness have proved useful in addressing other threats. Major ongoing challenges include funding constraints, inadequate surge capacity, public health workforce shortages, competing priorities, and jurisdictional issues.|
|Phillips||2013||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Other||Librarians||Review||Organization||Describes the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) develops and provides access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.|
|Santos et al.||2014||Interdependent workforce, infrastructure, and economic systems||Other||general workforce||Review||Organization||Highlights importance of workforce sectors in formulating synergistic preparedness and recovery policies for interdependent infrastructure and regional economic systems.|
|Sprang and Silman||2015||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Behavioral health professionals||Review/Commentary||Organization; Training||Describes five principles to integrate behavioral health services in the public health disaster response plan which use a strengths-based approach to prioritize resilience; underscore the importance of context, collaboration, and coordination; recognize the unique needs of pediatric populations; and guide ongoing training and content development in the area of biopsychosocial responses to health-related disasters.|
|Dunlop et al.||2016||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Public health and emergency management workers, academics||Needs Assessment/Survey/Focus groups||Organization; Leadership||Explored the opinions of leaders of public health and emergency management agencies and academic institutions regarding the facilitators for and barriers to effective collaboration for disaster preparedness and response. Recognized barriers to engagement included unfamiliarity of organizational personnel, concerns about ownership of outputs resulting from the collaboration, and differences in organizational culture and modus operandi. On-going relationships through shared training of students and staff and participation in community-level partner meetings facilitated collaboration in disaster response as does having a recognizable point of contact that can comprehensively represent academic institutional resources. Legal issues were identified as both facilitators and barriers to engagement.|
|Barnett et al.||2005||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||LHD Workers||Presentation of Workforce Training Program||Training||Describes a competency-based training for public health emergency response.|
|Stanley||2005||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses||Review/Commentary||Training||Roles of key entities are essential for education’s successful implementation of disaster preparedness: education and professional organizations, accreditation and regulatory bodies, schools of nursing, and continuing education providers.|
|Davies and Moran||2005||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses||Review/Commentary||Training||Describes role of nursing workforce in disaster preparedness|
|Mosca et al.||2005||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses (school)||Needs Assessment||Training||Assessed bioterrorism and disaster preparedness needs of school nurses assessed; low confidence in preparedness capabilities across almost all categories was reported; high training need was identified across almost all competencies.|
|Veenema||2006||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses||Presentation of Workforce Training Program||Training||Workforce development and nurse preparedness for schools of nursing.|
|Archer and Seynaeve||2007||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Health professionals||Issues Paper/Framework||Training||World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) meeting convened in support of a framework for “Disaster Health”, which included: (1) primary disciplines; (2) support disciplines; (3) community response, resilience, and communication; and (4) socio-political context.|
|Douglas||2007||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses and Paramedics||Presentation of Workforce Training Program||Training||Describes multi-agency collaborative approach to develop modules on the management of mass casualty events and incidents involving hazardous substances, offered to registered nurses and registered paramedics.|
|Fulmer et al.||2007||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Other||University volunteers||Survey on volunteer willingness for disaster response||Training||Survey results suggest that volunteers can and will help and that disaster preparedness drills are a logical next step for university-based volunteers.|
|Resnick et al.||2007||Environmental public health||Health||LHD Workers||Review||Training||Obstacles for strengthening the environmental public health workforce include recruitment shortfalls, inability to retain qualified staff, impending retirements, inadequate training opportunities, insufficient compensation, and the absence of a robust career advancement pathway.|
|Black et al.||2008||Mental health resiliency||Health||Social work and public mental health students||Presentation of IPE program||Training||Describes an innovative statewide collaboration between schools of social work and public mental health departments to transform social work curriculum and address the workforce crisis in public mental health service system.|
|Kaiser et al.||2009||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Medical students||Survey/Needs Assessment||Training||Survey results indicate future physicians’ willingness to respond to disasters, but education and training in disaster medicine and public health preparedness offered in US medical schools is inadequate.|
|Morrison and Catanzaro||2010||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nursing students||Presentation and evaluation of training simulation exercise||Training||Describes a public health emergency simulation exercise with undergraduate senior nursing students enrolled in a public health clinical course.|
|Potter et al.||2010||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Public health workers||Review||Training||Reviews of progress in preparedness training for the public health workforce should be repeated in the future. Governmental investment in training for preparedness should continue. Future training programs should be grounded in policy and practice needs, and evaluations should be based on performance improvement.|
|Catlett et al.||2011||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||EMS Physicians||Resource document||Training||Advocates for a strong emergency medical services (EMS) role in all phases of disaster management—preparedness, response, and recovery.|
|Fernandez et al.||2011||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||EMTs and Paramedics||Needs Assessment||Training||A majority of nationally certified EMT-Basics and paramedics reported participating in both individual and multiagency disaster-preparedness training. A large majority of respondents reported feeling adequately prepared to respond to man-made and natural disasters and the perception of preparedness correlated with hours of training. Some areas for improvement were identified.|
|Slack et al.||2013||Community resilience||Health||Health Science students||Evaluation of IPE program||Training||By acting as a catalyst, a community based interprofessional program can affect components of community resilience/capacity, primarily human, social, and informational capital.|
|Lim et al.||2013||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Health care workers (Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health workers)||Survey/Needs Assessment||Training||Survey indicates that health care workers fare poorly in their perception of their individual preparedness. Identifies Important factors that might contribute to improving this perception at the individual and institution level.|
|Baack and Alfred||2013||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses (rural)||Survey/Needs Assessment||Training||Most rural nurses are not confident in their abilities to respond to major disaster events. The nurses who were confident were more likely to have had actual prior experience in disasters or shelters.|
|Kumar and Weibley||2013||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Physicians||Review/Commentary||Training||Describes physicians’ obligations, role, education, preparation, and response for disasters.|
|Veenema et al.||2016||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses||Needs Assessment/SME interviews||Training||Describes a vision for the future of disaster nursing, and identifies current barriers and opportunities to advance professional disaster nursing. Includes recommendations for nursing practice, education, policy, and research, as well as implementation challenges.|
|Achora and Kamanyire||2016||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Health||Nurses||Review/Commentary||Training||Highlights the current state of nursing education and training in disaster management, both generally and in Oman.|
|Wyche et al.||2011||Disaster Preparedness/Response||Emergency Response||First responders||Evaluation of work place teams-survey, focus groups, interviews||Leadership||Community resilience activities were assessed in workplace teams that became first responders for Hurricane Katrina survivors. Resilient behaviors were characterized by: shared organizational identity, purpose, and values; mutual support and trust; role flexibility; active problem solving; self-reflection; shared leadership; and skill building.|
|Improve the evidence base||Develop a core set of metrics for workforce evaluation.|
|Conduct research to determine what does and does not work (e.g., training, organizational structures, leadership models) for achieving pre-defined metrics.|
|Develop Competencies/Training||Identify, validate, and assess a set of competencies that support a resilience-oriented workforce.|
|Develop resilience-oriented interprofessional education programs at the graduate and continuing education levels.|
|Incorporate community-based partnerships into training programs to develp skills to work with local communities.|
|Faciltate Organizational Structures||Use common language across fields.|
|Develop integrated organizational frameworks for doing business across human and infrastructure systems.|
|Cultivate Leadership Models||Determine incentive structures that promote horizontal leaderships and shared identity.|
|Create career advancement opportunities that recognize interdisciplinary and intersectoral experience.|
|Establish mechanisms of collaboration across sectors and disciplines (e.g., through regional coordination centers).|
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Madrigano, J.; Chandra, A.; Costigan, T.; Acosta, J.D. Beyond Disaster Preparedness: Building a Resilience-Oriented Workforce for the Future. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1563. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14121563
Madrigano J, Chandra A, Costigan T, Acosta JD. Beyond Disaster Preparedness: Building a Resilience-Oriented Workforce for the Future. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(12):1563. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14121563Chicago/Turabian Style
Madrigano, Jaime, Anita Chandra, Tracy Costigan, and Joie D. Acosta. 2017. "Beyond Disaster Preparedness: Building a Resilience-Oriented Workforce for the Future" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14, no. 12: 1563. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14121563