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Partnering for Strength: MOUs Getting Your Relationship in Print


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a written agreement between two or more parties that articulates a specific relationship. In disaster or emergency response planning, an MOU can be a valuable tool. An MOU can serve to provide additional or alternative resources for your organization, or it can be used to clearly establish the protocols, roles and responsibilities of organization that are coordinating their efforts in response to disaster. An MOU can also be important piece of your public relations and marketing efforts.

Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Aging, Disability, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters





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