The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster

The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections From Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina

Anita Chandra
Joie Acosta
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition: 1
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 32
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/op277rc
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    The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster
    Book Description:

    Human recovery is the process of rebuilding social and daily routines and support networks that foster physical and mental health and well-being. RAND researchers conducted a facilitated discussion with Louisiana NGO leaders to capture lessons learned and challenges faced by these organizations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The subsequent lessons also serve to inform potential policy changes and future research directions.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-4903-2
    Subjects: Political Science, Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figure and Table
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Summary
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xi-xii)
  7. Abbreviations
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  8. The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections from Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina
    (pp. 1-14)

    The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina vividly illustrates that recovery from disasters is not simply the restoration of roads and buildings, but a long process of restoring individual and community functioning.Humanrecovery goes beyond infrastructure recovery to include restoring the social and daily routines and support networks that foster physical and mental health and promote well-being (Cutter et al., 2006; Weisler, Barbee, and Townsend, 2006; Sizer and Evans, 2009). The hurricanes of 2005, along with Hurricane Ike, showed that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs, including community- and faith-based organizations) are instrumental contributors to human recovery. However, communities’ abilities to draw on NGO...

  9. APPENDIX Participating Organizations
    (pp. 15-16)
  10. References
    (pp. 17-18)