NACCHO’s Health & Disability Resources Promoting Inclusive Preparedness

This month’s National Preparedness Month is a great time to not only raise awareness about the importance of public health emergency planning and response efforts, but also that those efforts are inclusive and serve the needs of the entire community. NACCHO has a variety of tools to support local health departments and partner agencies to ensure accessibility for individuals with disabilities is incorporated within their preparedness work. Listed below are some of the most recent and relevant resources:

  • Fact Sheet: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness Efforts
  • Fact Sheet: Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities: A Legal Perspective
  • Training Resource: Functional and Access Needs Population Start-Up Guide
  • Directory: Community-Based Organizations Serving People with Disabilities
  • Success Story: Kent County Health Department- A Story of Successful Inclusion of People with Disabilities


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