Our Continuing Response to Hurricane Ian
With the costs of destruction in the billions of dollars, families and communities will be recovering from Hurricane Ian for years to come. To ensure that families can access vital healthcare, and to strengthen local health facilities’ resilience during future disasters, International Medical Corps is collaborating with local partners and federally qualified health centers to support their efforts to rebuild, strengthen their operations and better serve their communities.
Recovery programming will include rehabilitating health facilities and enhancing their ability to better withstand future storms; delivering medical supplies and materials that will help partners prepare for emergencies; supporting programs to meet the long-term health and mental health needs of affected communities; and investing in training programs that will help increase the resilience of health facilities and their teams.
International Medical Corps is working with local partners to assess and increase their ability to provide mental health and psychosocial support services for local residents during emergencies, as well as for the frontline staff who support emergency response efforts but are often personally affected by disasters that strike their communities.
Humanitarian Supplies and Equipment
International Medical Corps is coordinating with the Florida Department of Health, the state Emergency Operations Center and our federally qualified healthcare center partners to help prepare them for emergencies, providing critical relief supplies to support response efforts.