An important priority of the NHMA is the creation of partnerships with other mitigation-oriented organizations. These partnerships foster more effective action across the entire span of mitigation-related activities by combining expertise and increasing collaboration.

The American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications.

Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) – SELA (Southeast Louisiana)
Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) – SELA (Southeast Louisiana) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency & Business Resumption Planning. (website)

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
NHMA is serving as a liaison to the ASFPM Flood Mitigation Committee. ASFPM began in 1977 and is now the premier voice in floodplain management practice and policy throughout the nation. It is the mission of the Association to mitigate the losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding and to promote wise use of the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.

Congressional Hazards Caucus Alliance
The primary goal of the Hazards Caucus Alliance is to develop a wider understanding within Congress that reducing the risks and costs of natural disasters, as well as man-made hazards, is a public value.  That requires educating Members and staff about the costs of these disasters to their districts and states, and the benefits their constituents will realize through greater efforts to understand, prevent, and mitigate all hazards.

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters.

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc—FLASH is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation. FLASH’s mission is to promote life safety, property protection and economic well-being by strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters. FLASH lists its core values as Innovation, integrity and collaboration and commits to partnering with like-minded organizations from the public, private and non-profit sector; to demonstrate leadership through creation of useful and reliable disaster safety education programs; and to sponsor ongoing outreach initiatives to encourage citizens to build, buy and use buildings that are constructed or retrofitted with disaster safety in mind.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
NHMA in a Cooperating Technical Partnership with FEMA, is undertaking a peer-to-peer networking effort to bolster education in disaster risk reduction.  See the Briefing Paper describing the Disaster Risk Reduction Curriculum.

Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance (GDRA)
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International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
The IAEM is a premier international organization for emergency management professionals, “dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters.” Similar to the mission of the NHMA, the mission of IAEM includes providing information, networking and professional opportunities to its members while advancing the emergency management profession.

International Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Council is a professional Membership association dedicated to providing its Members and building industry professionals with the tools they need to ensure the public’s safety in the built environment. (website)

National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight territories and the District of Columbia. NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions. NEMA is the source of information, support and expertise for emergency management professionals at all levels of government and the private sector who prepare for, mitigate, respond to, recover from and provide products and services for all emergencies, disasters, and threats to the national security

The National Hazard Mitigation Collaborative Alliance
The NHMCA is a direct result of recommendations within the NEMA White Paper (“Recommendations for an Effective National Mitigation Effort”). While still in the organization phase, the Alliance plans to coordinate multiple organizations focused on mitigation for the purpose of establishing common positions and also for promoting mitigation. (website)

National Institute of Building Sciences
The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. The Institute’s mission to serve the public interest is accomplished by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance of our nation’s buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources.

Natural Floodplain Function Alliance (NFFA)
The NFFA is an affiliation of federal agencies, professional organizations, non-profit groups, and individuals who are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural functions of floodplains (which includes coastal areas). The Natural Flood Plain Function Alliance was established to promote, protect, and enhance the protection, restoration, and management of natural floodplain resources. Goals include: Encouraging information-sharing among organizations and agencies that support restoration and conservation of natural floodplain resources; Using sound science to develop fair and reasonable policies and programs that support restoration and conservation of natural floodplain resources; Integrating natural floodplain management into broader landscape and watershed management initiatives; Facilitating creation and integration of programs and policies to sustain and restore natural floodplain resources; Supporting revision or elimination of policies and programs that degrade and destroy natural floodplain resources; and Improving communication about the importance of natural floodplain resources at all levels of government.

National Resilience Coalition (NRC)
The National Resilience Coalition brings together private sector and professional societies to establish a common risk-based regional resilience philosophy to guide coalition members in advancing national preparedness.

Smarter Safer CoalitionAmericans for Smart Natural Catastrophe Policy is a national coalition that is made up of a diverse chorus of voices united in favor of environmentally-responsible, fiscally-sound approaches to natural catastrophe policy that promotes public safety. (website)

Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC)
The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition is an assembly of national organizations working to advance a unified urban forest agenda for our nation’s communities. The SUFC is composed of city planners, educations, landscape architects, non-profit leaders, scientists, arborists, foresters, nurserymen and women, and many other professionals who care for, monitor and advocate for trees and our urban forests as a whole.

Tulsa Partners, Inc.
A nonprofit organization, Tulsa Partners mobilizes all segments of the population to build a disaster-resistant, sustainable community. By building public/private partnerships, it promotes and advocates for sustainability and disaster resistance; provides education programs; develops mentoring relationships; recognizes and celebrates community efforts; and acts as a clearing house for expertise and information. Tulsa Partners frequently collaborates with NHMA on activities related to hazard mitigation and community resilience.

Creation of Additional Partnerships
An important priority of the NHMA is the creation of partnerships with other mitigation-oriented organizations. These partnerships foster more effective action across the entire span of mitigation-related activities by combining expertise and increasing collaboration.

If you share our passion for hazard mitigation and are interested in partnering with NHMA, please contact us.