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AUCD - SIG: Emergency Preparedness

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room 2

Session Description

The Emergency Preparedness Special Interest Group of AUCD focuses on collaboration opportunities with local and regional emergency preparedness and response officials, as well as sharing resources in inclusive emergency preparedness.

Collaboration Opportunities

The members of the Emergency Preparedness SIG seek to collaborate with local and regional emergency preparedness and response officials to ensure that people with disabilities are included. Please see our online directory to connect with one of AUCD's member centers in every state and territory.

Sharing Resources on Inclusive Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness SIG is looking for practical, hands-on resources such as field guides, fact sheets, checklists, brochures and other tools that members of the SIG may have developed to share in Public Health is for Everyone, Resources to support inclusive public health programs are featured. Users can search and browse disability and health related resources by their interests and professional needs. Resource topics include: Nutrition, Health care access, Physical activity, Emergency preparedness, Obesity, Accessibility, Tobacco, and general inclusion issues. We want to highlight programs that integrate people with disabilities in emergency preparedness. This is an easy way to spotlight your work!


SIGs are made up of individuals in the AUCD network that have common topical interest. SIGs, which are open to anyone in the network, serve as a mechanism for sharing information, engaging in dialogue, and generating new ideas. SIGs are led by one or more individuals from the network (with AUCD staff support if needed); they typically meet in person at the AUCD Conference and may share information via email, conference call, or webinars throughout the year. Because SIGs are driven by the interests of the AUCD membership, new SIGs may emerge while ones that have run their course may disband.