Tuesday, February 26, 2019

New Resource Available: Emergency Planning Toolkit for the Aging and Disability Networks

Erin Prendergast and Dana Halvorson

A new Capacity-Building Toolkit for Including Aging and Disability Networks in Emergency Planning is now available from the National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Administration for Community Living. Organizations that are new to emergency planning can use this toolkit as an orientation to emergency planning. Those with established emergency preparedness programs can use it as a resource to enhance their capabilities.

This resource guides aging and disability networks to increase their ability to plan for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. This toolkit helps programs that support older adults and people with disabilities, through the emergency planning process of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities.

AHCA members who have questions relating to emergency preparedness please contact AHCA’s Erin Prendergast for SNF focuses and AHCA’s Dana Halvorson for ICF/IID related questions.

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