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212 - 2/12 1 Homeless people in San Fernando Valley after...

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2/12 1. Homeless people in San Fernando Valley after the 1994 earthquake a. No water, sanitation, etc to help them at parks b. Health dept tracked them to find their needs i. Park A and B had different resources. 1. Park A hears B has better resources and moves. Nomadic 2. Public Health and Disaster a. Bring faculty from research and clinical work 3. What is a disaster? a. Relative to resources of community b. Caused by hazards i. American Geological Vote: Some naturally occurring or man made phenomemnon. Something that presents a risk or potential or danger to life and property ii. Wildfire, earthquake, diagonal crosswalk, cell phone use while driving, drought c. Risks i. Risk of a disaster impacting a population 1. Hazard +Vulnerability +mobility of resources= variety of parameters 2. Vulnerability a. Urban environments- transportation, utility structure, buildings. Earthquake prone regions b. Infrastructure- roadway is covered with snow. Freeway loss after earthquakes. i. Transportation ii. Waterline infrastructure iii. Gasline c. Economic base of community i. If in a wealthy community, more resources to allocate. ii. Impoverished provide for, feeding, clothing family. No discretionary income. d. Factors that affect turnout at displaced population zone. i. Linguistic differences ii. Socioeconomic differences iii. Cultural differences e. Volunteer Resource f. Health Care system i. We have more medical patients than medical helpers. Too many people go to the ER b/c they can’t wait until their next scheduled appointment. g. 1996-2006 i. Lost 2,000 hospital beds. The population grew by 2.5 million. (not good formula)
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