Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

Disasters Happen – Communicate and Be Prepared

Disasters, large and small, can happen at any time. Some we can predict, like hurricanes and snowstorms. Other strike with little warning, like earthquakes and wildfires. They can take out entire communities, or just one person’s home. The best thing … Continue reading

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Digging out!

The Blizzard of 2016 has passed and left us here in DC with a year’s-worth of snow to clean up in just a few days. We were grateful to have lots of advance warning about this storm. We had plenty … Continue reading

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Survey Opp: Emergency Preparedness and Disability

A research team at The George Washington University in Washington, DC is conducting a study on how people with physical disabilities think about and prepare for disasters. This research will help inform preparedness interventions across the United States. People are … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! – Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Today’s National Public Health Week (#NPHW) theme is “Don’t Panic” and focuses on emergency preparedness for natural or man-made disasters. Here are a few resources from the REHABDATA collection on emergency preparedness (193): http://tinyurl.com/kk7tqd9. Here are resources that are specifically … Continue reading

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National Public Health Week: Promoting the health of people with disabilities

April 7th through 13th, 2014 is National Public Health Week (NPHW). In 1995, President Bill Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as NPHW and the American Public Health Association (APHA) has served as the leading organizer for members … Continue reading

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Emergency preparedness: Are you ready?

Emergencies can happen at any time and planning ahead can help you and your family stay safe.  Examples of emergencies include natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, and massive storms; man-made events such as terrorism; pandemics, such as flu pandemics; and … Continue reading

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Wireless Technology and People with Disabilities Survey

The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting two surveys on how people with disabilities use wireless technology. The first is “User Needs“. This is a general survey on the use and usability of wireless … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and, as this September comes to an end, we wanted to share more resources that are available to the public. Earlier this month, we shared resources for people with disabilities that included webcasts from … Continue reading

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month: Are You Ready?

September 18th is “Get Ready Day” a yearly event held the third Tuesday of September by the American Public Health Association (APHA) coinciding with National Preparedness Month.  The Get Ready website includes resources for people to prepare themselves, their families … Continue reading

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Pacific ADA Announces the Emergency Management and Preparedness: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series

The NIDRR-funded Pacific ADA National Network Regional Center and Great Lakes ADA National Network Regional Center have collaborated to launch the webinar series “Emergency Management and Preparedness:  Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.”  National, state, and local entities/communities are increasingly planning … Continue reading

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