A Conceptual and Adaptable Model for Disaster Management in the Caribbean

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PAHO’s (Pan American Health Organization) SMART Model (Safe + Green = Smart) emerged out of a need to provide safe and efficient working environments in health facilities. In 2012 the concept was introduced and sought to provide a step by step guide to achieving resiliency, efficiency and a positive impact on the environment within health care facilities. The focus was on connecting the issues of resilience and Climate Change Mitigation to provide a means for making health care facilities safe and “green”.