Submit your portion of the response plan (the portion that you contributed) as an assignment. If easier, you can submit the entire plan and very clearly note which pieces you did. My assignment remain as the health Science.
In addition, you will submit a short report talking about the process. Your report should cover all of the following:
Outline and evaluate your work contributions to the task force. Be specific. If you were unable to meet certain obligations, talk candidly about why that was and how you could address this in a work situation.
Talk about how the process was for you, including areas of challenge (time management, inter-group conflicting ideas, changing leadership styles, shared document work, stress, etc.).
Share an instance where you had to advocate strongly as a leader in your discipline with fellow task force members of other disciplines. How did that go? What do you wish you had done differently, and what were you proud of?
Close your report by discussing where you feel you excelled and where you feel you could have been a stronger collaborator on the task force. Share how we can support you in growing in interdisciplinary collaborations going forward in your degree program.
Portfolio Response Plan
Promulgation and Purpose
The task force confined its purpose to achieve disaster planning and management. The disaster response team engaged in public awareness as part of the preparation and planning. For this reason, the committee’s preparedness focused on risk identification, mapping the target areas, and integration of the community. Ethical and accountability guidelines correspond to government standards, focusing on protecting the disenfranchised citizens through emergency disaster response.
The agenda for the portfolio focused on the review of plans to evacuate the disenfranchised citizens. However, the lack of vehicles, hospital facilities, and adequate funding affected the programs. Moreover, the portfolio prioritized the workforce by strengthening their ethical practice in evacuation and disaster planning.
Scope and Risk
The scope for the task force response plan touched on disaster preparedness and planning in disenfranchised communities. The risks included exposure to hurricanes, humanitarian crises in war-tone areas, and access to medical emergencies. The committee wanted to achieve the macro-level responsibility of disaster management and emergency rescue. To achieve this, it understood the need for availing credible information to the people. The committee relies on social media, which makes it challenging to implement disaster preparedness. The committee decided to run biweekly workshops and training seminars on disaster survival skills. The training goals were to disseminate people on risks and possible input to work through them in the event of a disaster.
The organization faced a myriad of challenges in transparent emergency planning and disaster preparedness. The existing framework for reviewing challenges and establishing criteria for planning depends on a dynamic agency team that collaborates with the community team. Ethical standards determined the coordination of activities, events, and dissemination of information before, during, and after the response. The responses followed ethical leadership that created structure, motivated the team, and initiated collaboration among stakeholders.
The task force debrief indicated that personnel experienced a wide range of challenges working to maintain ethical positions and prioritize emergency evaluations. The team leader failed in his ethical duty to assign duties and involve the team in accomplishing a practical disaster and emergency management plan.
The responsibility of the response team was to work with communities in reducing risks, rescuing the citizens to safer grounds, mitigating the effects of the disaster, and preparing to respond to the disaster. The approach of preparedness, response, and recovery determined the organization of the task force and the management of resources and responsibility in the emergences.
The primary role of the task force was to prepare a mitigation plan by mapping the disaster hotspots, forecasting the magnitude of the disaster, and instituting adequate funds for mitigating the risks. The committee members and disaster teams helped coordinate and monitored the implementation of the policy recommendation through a macro-organizational level. Therefore, the focus ensured that the team implemented the disaster plan successfully and worked with all stakeholders to establish good relationships amongst themselves. It builds on ethical leadership and good relationships that medical and non-medical sectors collaborated to improve the emergency response.
Preparation and Awareness
The task force reviews current frameworks for disaster planning to establish operational efficiency and sustainability. The group had to integrate preparedness in different operations through adequate funding, implementing best practices in disaster response, and continuous evaluation of policy actions. The success of any emergence and disaster response relies on multiagency coordination. The community will support the task force interventions when the community is aware of its homemade emergency planning and response procedures. They will work with the community disaster team in implementing all the disaster requirements for emergency planning, engage in emergency response operations, and effectively respond to disasters whenever they occur.
The task force worked with the local community team. The macro-level collaboration involved teas from the affected citizen. The task force also partnered with local media to help in informing the citizens about the best evacuation routes, available safe grounds, and other critical information that contributes to the success of the emergency. The dissemination of information was vital and encompassed training and workshops. The teams obtained the necessary skills that are key in disaster response. Therefore, they engaged in training for operational planning. The process was vital in ensuring that the community team has the requisites skills for disaster planning, disaster response, and disaster management. As a result, the task force encouraged the partners to conduct drills that helped run simulations for the actual disaster planning and emergency response.
The response action involved warning response and evacuation of the disenfranchised citizens to safer grounds. Other self-protective actions informed the due process and behavior of the stakeholders in the emergency response. The response plan for the medical care was to establish a community and family disaster plan. The task force institutionalized the structure of operation that determined the process management in the emergency response. For access to ambulance, the task force recommended privatizing the ambulance services to improve efficiency in emergency services.
Re-entry and Recovery
The task force focused on restoring, revitalizing, and redeveloping the community that faced emergencies and disasters. The local government organizes response action under the Multiagency response framework. The platform is critical in managing short-term and long-term recovery actions under the ethical dimensions (Dzigbede, Gehl, and Willoughby, 2020). The task force should have recommended technical assistance according to the priorities of the targeted communities. The support would be part of the continuity planning and capacity building in housing, health, infrastructure, and economic resources.
Dzigbede, K. D., Gehl, S. B., & Willoughby, K. (2020). Disaster resiliency of US local governments: Insights to strengthen local response and recovery from the COVID‐19 pandemic. Public administration review, 80(4), 634-643.