The Coordinated Assistance Network for Disaster Management Expands Agency and Caseworker Participation
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.
- 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 website to manage disaster clients. These portals provided case management support to agencies in more than 30 states.