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For more information on how to use the CDRT, visit the Instructions / How-to page.
Datasets were chosen to assist in describing the demographic differences within each county such as existing healthcare infrastructure, which natural hazards are most likely to occur, and the health challenges faced by the communities. Additionally, this information is presented on a standardized scale without utilizing indexing methods so that counties cannot be ranked as “best prepared for disaster” or “least prepared for disaster.” Instead, almost all of the data has been standardized based on population (i.e., per capita), except for the Chronic Condition data. For more information, see our full Methodology below.
The following resources can help create more resilient communities based on the population information, vulnerabilities, and hazards identified in the CDRT. Click on the title of the resource
Below, please find the download links for the methodology we followed to construct the CDRT, including dataset identification, calculation processes, and data descriptions.
Community Disaster Resilience Tool: An introduction to the CDRT
Community Disaster Resilience Tool: How to Use the CDRT
Community Disaster Resilience Tool: Use Case Examples – Los Angeles, New York and Baton Rouge
If you would like to provide feedback to Healthcare Ready on ways to improve this tool for your use, or to offer insights as to what data could be added to be more beneficial to you, please fill out our survey form by clicking the button below.
The Community Disaster Resilience Tool was funded by the Walmart Foundation.