Latest Issue of the Dialogue Includes Step-by-Step Guide on Revising All-Hazards Disaster Behavioral Health State Plan

The latest issue of The Dialogue, a quarterly newsletter for disaster behavioral health coordinators, local service providers, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations, features "Steps to Revising an All-Hazards Disaster Behavioral Health Plan" by Dr. Denise Bulling, Senior Research Director at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

Dr. Bulling offers Disaster Behavioral Health planners a thorough outline of a plan revision process that can be used to ensure plans are best equipped to address changing needs, circumstances, and challenges. Bulling states that she is a "strong advocate for outlining the plan revision process to include timelines and who is responsible for each step. The benefits of following a clear process include increased transparency and accountability." Her step-by-step plan includes: 

  • Step 1: Exercise your plan.
  • Step 2: Identify the areas of the plan that need community or organizational involvement.
  • Step 3: Gather community or organizational input.
  • Step 4: Draft the plan.
  • Step 5: Reconcile with other plans.
  • Step 6: Finalize and distribute the plan.

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