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TO BE PREPARED ONE NEIGHBORHOOD AT A TIME"
the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)?
The purpose of
NEPP is to organize and educate neighborhoods to increase
their level of preparedness to handle all types of
health-related emergency incidents. The project is
designed to engage and mobilize small neighborhood teams
to help foster self-sufficiency at the neighborhood
residential level. Neighborhood health teams are prepared
to collaborate in planning, communicating, and information
sharing, and coordinating activities before, during, and
after a biological, natural, or man-made emergency. NEPP
utilizes personal and community empowerment strategies to
mitigate the massive surge on medical resources that can
be anticipated in a disaster situation. The residual
outcome of NEPP will be to keep thousands of automobiles
and residents off the roads and out of the "worried well"
surge on limited medical resources. NEPP utilizes a four
step strategy in accomplishing this mission through
education, planning, preparedness, and building capacity
for distributing essential supplies and/or medications.
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