The Coordinated Assistance Network for Disaster Management Expands Agency and Caseworker Participation

Supporting the Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN): Bringing agencies and communities together to build a coordinated response to disaster management

From December 2007 through November 2008, CAN (Coordinated Assistance Network) further developed and deployed its Web-based tools to help disaster relief agencies coordinate their services and share information in the aftermath of natural disasters or terrorist incidents. The American National Red Cross manages CAN.

Key Results:

  • Disaster relief agencies that use CAN increased from 259 in 2007 to 350 by the end of 2008.
  • The number of caseworkers capable of creating and maintaining client records within the CAN database increased from 4,539 in 2007 to 5,756 in 2008.
  • CAN opened four new portals on its Web site to manage disaster clients. These portals provided case management support to agencies in more than 30 states.

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