This report aims to establish a foundation for the creation of comprehensive metrics for disaster preparedness, covering measures to be taken by households, businesses, and community organizations. The discussions revolve around key dimensions of preparedness, associated activities, and specific measures identified in research and guidance documents. Based on our analysis, the development of widely applicable preparedness metrics is feasible. However, it is crucial to involve multiple stakeholder groups to determine the most appropriate metrics. The discussions in this report serve as an initial step towards collaboratively developing assessment strategies for preparedness at the household, community, and organizational levels.
Jeannette Sutton and Kathleen Tierney
Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado