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Implementing Screening of People with Disabilities and Functional Needs During Disasters

Resource Topic: Governance, Operations, Quality Improvement, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Emergency Management, Health Equity, Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.

Keywords: Performance Improvement, Planning, Policies and Procedures, Prevention, Quality Measures, Residents of Public Housing, Screening.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Health in Public Housing (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This learning collaborative is designed to help health centers work with people with disabilities to create customized emergency preparedness kits and plans.

Resource Details: Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning, forcing people to quickly leave or be confined in their home unexpectedly. For the millions of Americans who have disabilities, emergencies, such as fires, floods, and acts of terrorism, present a real challenge. Health centers play a critical role in providing continuity of care to support patients with disabilities before, during, and after natural and man-made disasters in their communities.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit