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Be Real, Specific, and Current: Emergency Preparedness Information for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs, Edition 1.0, 2016 Preparedness information for the general population is not always equally applicable for people with disabilities. General emergency preparedness information is important for everyone. These materials can be more inclusive when they contain information that focuses on specific functional needs.  

Offers guidance, examples, and resources on promoting or producing these materials and includes checking that the content:

Competency Planning Checklists for Providing Health Care for People with Disabilities: (2016) NEW

The purpose of these gap analysis checklists is to assist health care professionals in evaluating their attitudes toward participants with disabilities, their current capacity to provide physical, communication, medical equipment, services and program access, as well as care coordination for participants with disabilities. Health care providers can use these checklists as an actionable practice competency assessment. These tools should assist providers in complying with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expectations for services for Medicaid and Medicare populations with disabilities.

Health Plan professionals can use these checklists to check if their policies and procedures, as well as the training they offer is inclusive of these access elements. These questions are not meant to be graded, but rather to be used as a planning tools to help identify opportunities for improvements, set priorities, and to track improvements over time.

Emergency Preparedness for Personal Assistant Services (PAS) Users, Edition 2.0, 2016 contains tips specific to individuals who use personal assistants, attendants or caregivers. Planning elements include a checklist, support teams, communication, evacuating and sheltering, supplies and resources that provide more ‘how to” details. WORD

Emergency Supplies Kits for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations, 2010, Edition 2.0, 2016 Checklist suggests emergency kit contents including no cost supplies, that you can tailor to your needs and abilities. Kits to consider for different places and situations: keep it with you, grab and go, home, bedside and car. Specific suggestions are made for hearing, speech and communication and vision issues as well as for wheelchair and scooter users, service animal owners and people with allergies, chemical sensitivities and breathing conditions. WORD

Guidance for Integrating People with Disabilities in Emergency Drills, Table Tops and Exercises Edition 1, 2015.

Guidance prepared for North Carolina Emergency Management.  It uses the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Master Task List format commonly used in the field to provide a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.  The second column is what is new and focuses on steps to recruit, accommodate, include, and get feedback from people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in exercises. Also includes  suggestions for injects that can be tailored to  specific exercise.

Tips for Emergency Use of Mobile Devices Edition 2, (2015) - Cell phones, smart phones and other mobile wireless devices like tablets are a big part of our lives. We rarely leave home without them and we often store important information on them. In a small or large emergency they can be a communication life line. Provides details regarding preparing your device to quickly get and give emergency information which includes a checklist, emergency contacts and documents, alerts, texting, apps, bookmarks of important mobile sites, “no service” backup plans, skill drills and other resources, .also in December, 2015 Use of Mobile Devices “e-ACCESS” newsletter at  www.nfpa.org/eaccess  pp. 10-24, last accessed  12.2.15

Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences July 2015, Digital updated version of June Isaacson Kailes and Darrel Jones' 1993 work, A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings. The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center and TransCen Inc.

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Effectively Including People with Disabilities in Policy and Advisory Groups (Edition 2, 2012) 

Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities (2011)

Language Is More than a Trivial Concern!  (2010)

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Be Ready to Go: Evacuation Transportation Planning Tips for People with Access and Functional Needs (2010) 

Be Ready To Go: Disability-Specific Supplies For Emergency Kits (2010) 

Checklist for Integrating People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning, Response & Recovery (2014)

 
Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility For Your Safety, A Guide For People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitation (2002)

Emergency Health Information: Savvy Health Care Consumer Series (2011)

 
Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery Dependent Assistive Technology and Medical Devices (2009)

Emergency power planning for people who use electricity and battery dependent assistive technology and medical devices Checklist
and Podcast (2013)
 
Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility For Your Safety - Tips for People with Activity Limitations and Disabilities
(2006) 

Functional Needs Focused Care and Shelter Checklist (2009)


Moving Beyond "Special Needs" A function-based framework for emergency management and planning, (2007)

Out-of-town emergency contacts listed in priority order (first person reached calls others on this list) (2015)

Serving and Protecting All by Applying Lessons Learned - Including People with Disabilities and Seniors in Disaster Services (2006) 

Southern California Wildfires After Action Report (2008) Text

Standard, Accessible, and Medical Cots (2009)


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5 “G’s” Getting Access to Health Care for People with Physical Disabilities (2008)


Competency Planning Checklists for Providing Health Care for People with Disabilities: (2016)  NEW
The purpose of these gap analysis checklists is to assist health care professionals in evaluating their attitudes toward participants with disabilities, their current capacity to provide physical, communication, medical equipment, services and program access, as well as care coordination for participants with disabilities. Health care providers can use these checklists as an actionable practice competency assessment. These tools should assist providers in complying with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expectations for services for Medicaid and Medicare populations with disabilities.

Health Plan professionals can use these checklists to check if their policies and procedures, as well as the training they offer is inclusive of these access elements. These questions are not meant to be graded, but rather to be used as a planning tools to help identify opportunities for improvements, set priorities, and to track improvements over time.

Making Preventive Health Care Work for You – A Resource Guide for People with Physical Disabilities
, (2006) 

People with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions – Health Care Competency Training and Materials for health care practitioners: includes materials and videos regarding: 

Quality Services for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations (2011)

Tools For Decreasing Health Care Barriers (2009)

Questions to Ask for Identifying Communication and Accommodation Needs (2016)  NEW

Many people need access related to communication, mobility and service. Many of these people do not identify as having a disability. Therefore, it is important to ask people about these needs. Attention to the details is critical when identifying and meeting communication and accommodation needs. Asking a key question of all people can help to accomplish this.

Using a Fitness Center Does Not Have to be an Exercise in Frustration: Tips for People with Mobility and Visual Disabilities (2008)

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