Capacity-Building Toolkit for Including Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning   [open pdf - 5MB]

"As natural and human-caused emergencies increase, the nation works to address the reality that emergencies do not discriminate in terms of impacted populations. Using the social determinants of health, it is possible to predict which populations are less likely to be prepared to effectively respond to, cope with, and recover from an emergency based on preexisting vulnerabilities. [...] The purpose of the Capacity-Building Toolkit for Including Aging and Disability Networks in Emergency Planning (hereafter, the 'Toolkit') is to serve as a resource to guide the aging and disability networks in increasing their ability to plan for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. For organizations already engaged in emergency planning, this Toolkit can help expand and improve their capabilities. For organizations new to emergency planning, this Toolkit will help orient them to the process. Both goals are accomplished through content that guides programs that serve people with access and functional needs, including older adults and people with disabilities, through the emergency planning process of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities."

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