The six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health led a project to clarify the role of public health to address the long-term health and social impacts of evacuations due to natural disasters. Since First Nations communities are often hardest hit by natural disasters and long-term evacuations, the issues faced by these communities were given due priority in this work.

A series of three documents describing insights from lived experiences of disaster and evacuation, public health implications, and potential roles for public health to better support long-term emergency planning and recovery has been published.

To consult the series, visit the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health website.