Organisations

Community Health Works of San Francisco

USA

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1600 Holloway Avenue
HSS 301
San Francisco 94132

Focuses on the health of low income communities, in particular in the health of colored and immigrant communities. It is committed to the diversification of the health care workforce and the elimination of health disparities. Their programmes include the first college-based certificate for community health workers in the USA; an urban health oriented Drug and Alcohol Counsellor training programme; a programme to reintegrate internationally trained health professionals who have immigrated to the USA into the US health system; an urban asthma partnership; and the Regional Health Occupations Resource Centre, which disseminates innovative educational programmes to San Francisco Bay Area regional community colleges

The Global Disaster Preparedness Centre

USA

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431 18th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20006, United States

The American Red Cross and the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have established the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) as a resource to support innovation and learning in disaster preparedness around the world. As one of 12 reference centers in the international Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) network, the GDPC aims to strengthen and enhance disaster management – namely preparedness – capacities of Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies and their partners worldwide.

The GDPC provides specific network-wide services in response to national and community demand for tools and learning on disaster preparedness and resilience. In additional, the GDPC supports research to identify disaster preparedness programs that can be implemented effectively in a wide variety of settings. This empowers a robust global partnership spanning the Red Cross and Red Crescent network, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, regional and civil society organizations and academic institutions.