Measuring Disaster Preparedness
A Practical Guide to Indicator Development and Application
About the Book
Measuring Disaster Preparedness is the seminal work on using measurement to manage the disaster preparation process. Its audience is that diverse group of local leaders and public servants whom communities of various types and sizes will hold to account to plan for, mitigate, and if necessary, respond to natural-and unnatural-disasters.
Written by a seasoned expert with almost two decades of institutional and field experience in indicator development and application, Measuring Disaster Preparedness describes the elements of performance measurement, and provides guidance on how to manage the indicator development process, summarize data, and use indicator data to improve readiness.
Measuring Disaster Preparedness is an essential resource for all who are involved in working to strengthen the resilience of their communities in the face of unpredictable disasters, including terrorist acts.
About the Author
Margaret R. O'Leary, M.D. grew up in northern California and is the author of a dozen books. She is an emergency medicine physician who holds degrees in religion , zoology, medicine, and business administration from Smith College, University of California (Berkeley), George Washington School of Medicine, and Benedictine University, respectively. Holder of academic appointments at three universities, Margaret enjoys history, writing and publishing, gardening, and dachshunds. Dennis S. O'Leary, M.D. is President Emeritus of The Joint Commission, the leading U.S. health care accrediting body. A native of Kansas City, he holds degrees in social relations and medicine from Harvard College and Cornell University Medical College, respectively. He is the nephew of the hero of this book and upon the death of the latter, followed in his hallowed physician footsteps. Recipient of multiple honors and awards, Dennis enjoys health policy, management, crossword puzzles, and dachshunds.