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  • Develop a resource list of agency information highlighting mission in disaster chaplaincy, resource capabilities, response protocols, and credentialing process. Massachusetts will be the initial focus area, which will then be expanded to other states.

  • Develop a strategy to educate and strengthen Government sector awareness and advocate by collaborating with FEMA, State Emergency Managers (EM), and local EM, enhancing the visibility and understanding of NEDCA in the EM sector.

  • Promote “Best Practices” as a means of increasing preparedness, response and recovery capabilities within each agency, including recognition of agencies that provide a specialized component of disaster chaplaincy services.

  • Support and promote each organization’s state Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster’s (VOAD) collaborative programs as well as support any disaster related deployments and/or resource requests, coordinated through the state VOAD.

  • Develop an annual NEDCA Summit to provide opportunities for training and relationship building. 

  • Statement of Partnership

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