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Capitol Correspondence - 04.19.22

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health Releases Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

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The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health (National Alliance) issued an Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Primary Care Team. The toolkit contains two tip sheets, the first tip sheet focuses on considerations for the primary care team and is directed to those primary care teams to use in assisting young adults with I/DD to develop a disaster emergency care plan. The second tip sheet is for individuals with I/DD and their families and is written for young adults with I/DD with questions for them to consider as they are creating their personalized disaster emergency care plan.

The National Alliance is a nonprofit organization “whose mission is to achieve long-term, systemic improvements in comprehensive health care and insurance coverage for adolescents, with focused attention on those from low-income families, racially and ethnically diverse groups, and with special health care needs.” The National Alliance developed the toolkit with support from the WITH Foundation, which is a private foundation whose mission is to promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with I/DD.