According to the Disaster Survival Resources website, there has been about 640 disastrous events (floods, tsunamis, typhoons, earthquakes, cyclones, etc.) that have occurred in the U. S. since 1980 to 2010. Cumulatively, these devastating instances have taken away the lives of 12, 366 people.
Because of this, the issue of disaster prevention and relief consolidation is very much essential to any government, most especially the United States Government.
In order to correctly address disaster prevention and relief consolidation concerns, the United States government has established a slew of agencies that are primarily responsible for attending to those issues.
First up, is the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, more typically known as the DHS. The DHS was generally established to defend the United States of America from to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural tragedies.
The DHS works in the civilian sphere and employs around 240,000 employees, with job responsibilities that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. The number one mission of the agency is pretty straight-forward, which is to secure the country from all the many threats that face it.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on the other hand, is the country’s primary agency answerable for administering civilian foreign aid. The USAID works primarily in relief consolidation initiatives by building grant projects that are aimed at funding and boosting post-disaster activities across the world.
the USAID also seeks to work towards disaster prevention by building grant programs like the”Good Practices” Manual Providing Guidance for Reducing the Risk of Floods Using Natural-Resource Based Techniques Program, which mainly plans to introduce the practice and the science of using natural techniques of flood mitigation on a community or municipality level.
The US Government also has the HHS, or the United States Department of Health and Human Services, which is massively answerable for safeguarding the health of the American people by providing human services and grant projects like the Strengthening Emergency Care Delivery in the U. S. Healthcare System through Health Information and Promotion Programme.
The grant program, one of many programs from the HHS, was established to enable grantees to enter into a cooperative agreement with Project Hope organizers (the publisher of Health Affairs) to hopefully come up with an issue that will identify, explore and propose policy options for developing, strengthening and preparing a regionalized, responsible and coordinated system of emergency care.