“Improving Emergency Planning for Vulnerable Populations”
June 5, 2014
This webinar was a part of NACCHO’s 2014 Summer Preparedness Webinar Series. Learn more about the series and access recordings from http://nacchopreparedness.org/nacchos-2014-summer-preparedness-webinar-series/.
This webinar will explore how local health departments from St Paul- Ramsey County, MN, and Oakland County, MI, utilize closed Points of Dispensing (PODs) to improve emergency planning for vulnerable populations including people with disabilities. These PODs allow for effective dispensation of medical countermeasures to populations who may not be able to easily access public PODs.
Participants will also have the opportunity to hear about new resources and tools being developed by NACCHO’s Health and Disability team, including: (1) A Health and Disability Toolkit; (2)a guide to including people with disabilities in public health practice; and (3)a directory of community-based organizations that serve people with disabilities.
NACCHO will also briefly present on findings from their current assessment of local health department activities that are inclusive of people with disabilities.