Diversity Issues

You recently graduated with a bachelors degree in Homeland security and Emergency Management and have been hired by a community (select a community: i.e. county or municipality in U.S.A) as a Subject Matter Expert on diversity issues in HSEM. To better prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate a wide variety of hazard events, the above community wants you to conduct a community-wide vulnerability analysis. Upon completion of your analysis, you are expected to provide a report to the community at large on how they should plan for the vulnerabilities and socially vulnerable population. You are also expected to review the potential hazards that may impact the diverse population in that area.
Social vulnerable factors:

Race & Ethnicity – Language & Literacy – Gender – Age – Violence – Disability

General Instructions:

Papers SHOULD NOT address Chatham County, GA, or communities within these two counties.

Your paper should address whether and where vulnerable population locations intersect with hazard-prone areas.

Use the most recent credible data you can find and reference your source(s) for all data presented. Refer to numbers and percentages within the text and display this data in graphs and tables in the appendix.

Using the Internet, Google Earth, Google Maps or other mapping platforms, generate a map of your subject community and insert information concerning the map into your paper in a way that is visible and relevant. The map itself should be presented in the appendix.

The paper must address at least one human-caused hazard in addition to natural hazards.

The paper should include a section that describes options for outreach to the community’s identified vulnerable populations. The options presented in this section should discuss hazard information focusing on actions that should be taken to improve resilience and disaster outcomes.

The paper should be 4 to max 5 pages in length, double-spaced, with references (for all information including hazards and demographic data as well as for other information included). Reference citations should be in APA style. Your page count does not include your title page, reference list or appendices.

Your maps and graphs should be attached as appendices and referenced in the paper

This writing assignment MUST follow the writing guidelines being used in this class. That is, a title page; introduction, discussion and conclusion section,; and a separate reference list

Papers will be graded based on content/facts, references, understanding of topic and purpose, and grammar/quality of writing.

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