The The National Mass Fatalities Institute was founded in 2000 with a congressional grant administered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its mission is to prepare communities for the effective management of mass fatalities events. Efforts of the Institute are focused on providing guidance and training for the development of comprehensive mass fatalities incident response plans. These plans must promote multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, and multi-jurisdictional response efforts that are thoroughly integrated at all levels of government. It is the goal of the National Mass Fatalities Institute to assist community leaders, through the collaborative planning process, to assess, establish, and maintain integrated community resources that will facilitate recovery and healing following a mass fatalities event.
The National Mass Fatalities Institute is located on the campus of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is funded in part by grant H28/CCH720676-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by award number SBAHQ-04-1-0043 from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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