NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 3 Disaster Recovery Plan
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Disaster Recovery Plan

NURS FPX 4060 Assessment 3 Disaster Recovery Plan


Capella university

NURS-FPX 4060 Practicing in the Community to Improve Population Health

Prof. Name


Disaster Recovery Plan

Today, we will delve into a crisis response strategy tailored for the Vila Health community, focusing on mitigating the consequences of a train derailment incident. This unfortunate occurrence led to the loss of lives, medical admissions, displacement, and tainted water sources. Our approach intends to reduce health inequalities and enhance service accessibility, taking into account the distinct requirements and assets of the community. The plan is based on Healthy People 2020 and 2030 objectives, using the MAP-IT framework to guide its development. The framework ensures a systematic approach for identifying stakeholders, assessing needs, developing a targeted plan, implementing it, and tracking progress to ensure success.


In this presentation, we will delve deeper into the determinants of health and barriers impacting safety, health, and disaster recovery efforts. We will also outline strategies for overcoming communication barriers, enhancing collaboration, and leveraging health and governmental policies to improve disaster recovery outcomes. Our goal is to ensure the resilience and well-being of the Vila Health community.

Determinants of Health and Barriers Impacting Safety, Health, and Disaster Recovery Efforts

In the context of a train derailment, various social, cultural, and economic factors influence health and act as barriers that hinder safety, well-being, and disaster recovery initiatives within the community. Each factor will be discussed separately, emphasizing their interrelationships and the cascading effects they have on one another.

Cultural Factors

Cultural factors play a significant role in disaster recovery efforts as they can impact communication, trust, and decision-making. Language barriers and cultural norms may affect the ability of some community members to access information, resources, and support during a disaster. Recognizing and addressing cultural factors can help in tailoring recovery efforts to the specific needs of diverse populations, ensuring inclusivity and promoting overall community resilience.

Social Factors and Social Support Networks

Strong social support networks are crucial in disaster recovery efforts. However, social barriers such as isolation of vulnerable populations, including the elderly, disabled, and non-English speakers, can hinder access to healthcare and support systems. Strengthening social support networks through targeted outreach and community engagement can help individuals cope with the emotional and psychological impacts of the disaster and facilitate recovery. Addressing social barriers and their impact on recovery efforts is essential for a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

Economic Factors

Socioeconomic status can impact an individual’s ability to cope with and recover from a disaster. Low-income families may have limited resources to evacuate, rebuild their homes, or access essential services. Addressing socioeconomic disparities requires targeted assistance programs and equitable distribution of resources to ensure that all community members can recover from the disaster, regardless of their income level.

Environmental Conditions

The train derailment scenario led to water supply contamination, posing a significant environmental barrier to health and safety. Restoring the community’s water supply and addressing other environmental hazards requires a collaborative effort among public health officials, environmental agencies, and the community. Addressing environmental conditions is crucial for ensuring the overall well-being of the community and preventing long-term health consequences.

Determinants of Health (Healthy People 2030)

The determinants of health, as identified by Healthy People 2030, include biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that can impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities. In the context of disaster recovery, understanding and addressing these determinants of health can help create a more comprehensive and effective recovery plan that considers the unique needs of the affected population.

The MAP-IT Framework in Disaster Recovery

The disaster recovery strategy for the Vila Health community, addressing the train derailment situation, has been developed using the Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, and Track (MAP-IT) framework. The goal of this strategy is to reduce health inequalities and enhance access to community resources by integrating social justice principles and cultural awareness. The MAP-IT framework was used to guide the development of the disaster recovery strategy, and the plan includes the following evidence-based key components:


In conclusion, our comprehensive disaster recovery plan addresses the aftermath of the train derailment scenario in the Vila Health community by considering the determinants of health, barriers impacting safety, health, and disaster recovery efforts, and the effects of health and governmental policies. We have suggested strategies grounded in evidence to tackle communication obstacles and improve interdisciplinary cooperation, which is essential for the effectiveness of disaster recovery endeavors. Our plan aims to lessen health disparities, improve access to community services, and promote health equity by incorporating principles of social justice and cultural sensitivity.

Through regular training sessions, the use of technology, clear protocols, and the provision of language interpretation services, we can ensure that our disaster recovery plan is effective and inclusive. Together, we can help the Vila Health community recover from this devastating train derailment and build a more resilient and equitable future for all its members. Thank you for your attention, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.


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