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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Models and Innovations

These stories feature model programs and successful rural projects that can serve as a source of ideas and provide lessons others have learned. Some of the projects or programs may no longer be active. Read about the criteria and evidence-base for programs included.

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Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition
Updated/reviewed August 2023
  • Need: To help rural areas access trainings, exercises, and information to improve their emergency preparedness.
  • Intervention: SPARC is a network of 187 organizations in southern Illinois focused on emergency preparedness.
  • Results: During the pandemic response, SPARC and the Illinois National Guard set up 164 individual Pop-up Vaccination Clinics and vaccinated over 11,000 patients.

Last Updated: 8/2/2023