Capitol Correspondence - 04.01.19

RESOURCE: Emergency Planning Toolkit for Older Individuals and People with Disabilities

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ANCOR is sharing this toolkit prepared by a collaborative of aging, disability and government organizations because emergency preparedness planning often overlooks people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and this could be a useful resource.

As shared by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:

“This comprehensive toolkit is the result of collaboration between the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The toolkit can be useful to older adults and people with disabilities, advocates and agencies that serve these populations, emergency managers, and public health officials. Information and guidance cover a broad range of activities to identify and build community partnerships, assess needs, facilitate inclusive planning, support preparation, and facilitate response and recovery from public health emergencies and disasters.”