Assisting Persons with Disabilities During an Emergency (Washoe County Health District)

Fee:None
Length: 10 minutes
Description:This presentation by Pam Dickens, MPH, gives you an overview of how to assist persons with disabilities during an emergency.
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Pam Dickens, MPH

Reviewer:

Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images) (3: Communication Skills)
4A5. Addresses the diversity of individuals and populations when implementing policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community (4: Cultural Competency Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
3B2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images) (3: Communication Skills)
4B2. Describes the diversity of individuals and populations in a community (4: Cultural Competency Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
3C2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images) (3: Communication Skills)
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.5. Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.

References

"An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities." US Dept of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/emergencyprep.htm.

US Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. (202) 272-0080; http://www.access-board.gov

"Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities". http://www.redcross.org; (202) 303-4498.

Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov; (202) 566-1600.

National Organization on Disability: http://www.nod.org/emergency/; (202) 293-5960.

"Preparing for a Disaster." The American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/familyplan.html

US Fire Administration. Emergency Procedures for Employees with Disabilities in Office Occupancies. (301)447-1189 or (800)-561-3356

"Special Needs Shelter." Putnam County,Florida Department of Emergency Services (2003): http://putnamfl.com/brd/PCPS/PSN%20Shelters.htm

"Earthquake Tips for Creating an Emergency Health Information Card." June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant: http://www.jik.com

"Hurricane Planning for People with Special Needs." Developed by Lee County, Florida Division of Public Safety: http://www.lee-county.com/ps/disaster_planning_for_people_wit.htm

"Unsafe Refuge: Why Did So Many Wheelchair Users Die on Sept 11?" Josie Byzek and Tim Gilmer, New Mobility magazine, Dec. 2001: htttp://www.newmobility.com/review_article.php?id=476&action=browse

"Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities" June Isaacson Kailes. http://www.jik.com/disaster.htm

"Fire Safety" Tempe Fire Department: http://www.tempe.gov/fire/Public%20Education/Fire2Safety%20for%20Disabled.htm

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