The Galveston County Mutual Assistance Partnership (GC-MAP) in conjunction with the United Way Galveston County Mainland (UWGCM) and UTMB’s Master of Public Health program have developed a collaborative project that provides assistance to area non-profits in developing disaster plan checklists.

The checklists are divided into three categories: What to do before, during, and after a catastrophic event. They are designed primarily for use in case of a hurricane but can be applied to any natural or man-made disaster situation.

The success of the Disaster Preparedness project led to the development of another “checklist” endeavor: “Workplace Violence Checklist”. This exercise provides participating agencies with an analysis of the security of their premises and well as recommendations on what to do to improve  their operations to ensure the safety and security of their operations. Once again, using students from the MPH program, as well as a police officer from the local jurisdiction, a checklist is used to do the analysis and is used as the basis of the final report that is given to the agency.

For more information regarding either of these projects, please contact GC-MAP either through this website or by email: rruffner@gc-map.org.