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12/22/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center. Published: 6/2018. This report summarizes a study that used interview and observation data with healthcare workers across Puerto Rico to better understand what kind of impacts Hurricane Maria had on people’s health, and who was most impacted. It sought to understand how healthcare workers responded to the crisis in order to reach communities in need. It highlights how and why people with chronic health conditions, those who were economically disadvantaged, rural populations, and older populations were particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of the storm and massive, extended disruptions to key infrastructure. (Text)
12/22/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center. Published: 3/2018. This study draws on resiliency and migration models to analyze the experiences of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane María. The research examines how respondents and their families experienced Hurricane María and relief efforts, the survival strategies they deployed after the storm, their migration decision-making and journeys to Florida, and their interpretations of governmental response to the hurricane. (Text)
12/22/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center. Published: 2018. This study examines the extent to which communities are aiming to build resilience during the disaster recovery process. Researchers conducted key informant interviews with local health departments and one office of emergency management to determine if and how their communities are incorporating public health considerations into the visioning, planning, implementation, and assessment phases of disaster recovery. (Text)
12/22/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center. Published: 2018. This qualitative case study aims to gain a greater understanding of the interorganizational coordination that assisted undocumented immigrants in South Apopka, Florida, during and immediately after Hurricane Irma in 2017. It discusses the study's central themes and suggests policy strategies to encourage community coordination to protect the lives of vulnerable people from institutional blindness in disasters. (Text)

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