Mar 23, 2010
Humboldt State’s California Center for Rural Policy has released a new research brief on the Redwood region’s emergency preparedness.
It is titled “Emergency Preparedness Skills: Human & Social Capital in the Redwood Coast Region” and is part of a series of briefs based on findings from the Rural Health Information Survey (RHIS), the extensive research conducted by the CCRP in the fall of 2006.
The brief highlights vulnerable populations in the region and documents that the poor, the elderly and people living in remote locations are less likely to have training in first aid or CPR.
These baseline data are aimed at supporting planning and policies to improve emergency preparedness and the brief contains policy recommendations.
For more information, contact CCRP Director of Research Connie Stewart at 707/826-3402. Hard copies can be obtained at 826-3400.