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dc.contributor.authorHorney, Jennifer A.
dc.contributor.authorNaimi, Ashley I.
dc.contributor.authorLyles, Ward
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Matt
dc.contributor.authorSalvesen, David
dc.contributor.authorBerke, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T16:38:22Z
dc.date.available2015-12-07T16:38:22Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationHorney, Jennifer A., Ashley I. Naimi, Ward Lyles, Matt Simon, David Salvesen, and Philip Berke. "Assessing the Relationship Between Hazard Mitigation Plan Quality and Rural Status in a Cohort of 57 Counties from 3 States in the Southeastern U.S." Challenges 3.2 (2012): 183-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/challe3020183en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/19143
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dc.description.abstractRural counties face unique challenges with regard to disaster vulnerability and resilience. We compared the quality of hazard mitigation plans (HMPs) completed in accordance with provisions of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 from 21 urban and 36 rural counties in three southeastern states. HMPs were content analyzed to calculate a score for six principles of plan quality. Generalized linear models were used to assess how the mean number of items within each of the six principles was related to urban status, adjusting for total county population and state-level differences. Adjusted mean ratios were higher in urban areas for goals, fact base, policies and participation. Rural areas performed better than urban counterparts in both implementation and monitoring and inter-organizational coordination. Our results suggest that there are important differences in hazard mitigation plan quality between urban and rural counties. Future research should explore characteristics of urban and rural counties that explain the observed differences, and whether such differences can help explain the inequalities in response and recovery to disasters between urban and rural counties. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]en_US
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dc.titleAssessing the Relationship Between Hazard Mitigation Plan Quality and Rural Status in a Cohort of 57 Counties from 3 States in the Southeastern U.S.en_US
dc.typeArticle
kusw.kuauthorLyles, Ward
kusw.kudepartmentUrban Planningen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/challe3020183
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher version
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