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Webinar: Access and Functional Needs – “Whole CommuniPreparedness”
June 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Columbus Public Health’s Office of Emergency Preparedness is hosting an upcoming webinar as a part of their “Preparedness Partners series, taking place on June 28 from 2:30-3:30 pm ET. This webinar will discuss how local governments and state agencies can work together with the disability community to enhance emergency preparedness, improving planning, response, and recovery efforts. Attendees will hear from Vance Taylor, Chief of the Office of Access and Functional Needs (OFAN) at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, on how he manages existing partnership networks to promote safety and saves lives before, during and after disasters. The webinar aims to fulfill the following objectives:
- To empower participants to better understand how they can help ensure the needs of individuals with disabilities and people with access and functional needs are met before, during and after disasters.
- To enhance participants understanding regarding how whole community planning leads to better preparedness, response, recovery and resilience.
- To help participants learn how OAFN can be utilized as a tool to leverage their respective access and functional needs-related response and recovery integration efforts.