Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series

National state, and local entities and communities are increasingly planning emergency management and preparedness to handle disasters. Emergencies and disasters can be particularly concerning for people with disabilities. Successful outcomes for people with disabilities in disasters will depend on the how inclusive the plans are. These free 90 minute webinars will focus on key strategies and approaches at various levels (federal, state, and local) toward emergency management and preparedness and the inclusion of people with disabilities. All sessions are real time captioned.
Next Session:Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:00pm ET
Topic : Registries: Its not about the List!
Description :

The whole community approach to emergency management requires an informed and shared understanding of a community risks, needs, and capabilities. Communities often consider using Emergency Assistance Registries as a strategy for gaining such an understanding of their populations with communications, medical, independence, support, or transportation access or functional dependencies. Drawing on recent research, this talk will not focus on "the list"; rather, it will focus on four concepts critical to making registries about the people: registry purpose, inherent contract, location vs. hazard, and contract fulfillment. These concepts will be explained by showing how they played out in one community's registry operation.
Presenter :
Paul L. Hewett - Deputy Director of the Center for Integrated Emergency Preparedness,Argonne National Laboratory