Prepared4ALL: Whole Community Inclusive Emergency Planning

Prepared4ALL pinwheel with 8 different colored slices, each with a different letter of the word "prepared". P is pinpoint, R is relate, E is engage, P is Positive, A is advance, R is reflect, E is envision, D is deploy. Also reads "4all" meaning all local partners share the issue and same time access to everyone (STATE)"
Aerial view of a small town with several buildings, intersecting streets lined with trees, and a grassy area

This course is designed to increase your knowledge about whole community emergency planning, including COVID-19 planning, as well as provide you the basic information needed to connect with your own local emergency planners, public health professionals, and community.

In the course you will take on the role of “Terrye Trainee,” from Tornado Gap County, USA. Terrye is a professional from Tornado Gap’s local disability organization, Access & Equity, Inc. Tornado Gap’s county government and local disability and other community organizations want to collaborate to identify and close emergency planning gaps related to people with disabilities, chronic and mental health conditions. Terrye has heard about Disasterville’s inclusive emergency planning success and is visiting neighboring Disasterville to learn from their work.

After arriving in Disasterville you will hear from Disasterville’s professionals and community members and assist them with whole community inclusive emergency planning. You’ll learn about the Prepared4ALL process for local emergency planning collaboration. Local emergency and public health preparedness planners, the ADA Coordinator, and others from Disasterville will talk about what local planners may not know about people with disabilities. They’ll explain Prepared4ALL Action teams, how to hold Active Planning meetings, and how the U.S. local emergency planning system works.

As you meet Disasterville professionals and community members, you will be asked to make decisions and answer questions to check your learning about inclusive and accessible local emergency planning.

You must visit Disasterville 8 times to earn a Prepared4ALL Certificate of Completion.

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All characters, locales, businesses, and other entities appearing in this training course are fictional. Any resemblance to real persons, whether living or dead, real locales, businesses and other entities is purely coincidental. The content and materials for this course are for informational purposes only and are not to be considered legal or medical advice. For legal advice please consult an attorney and for medical advice please consult a healthcare provider.

This project was funded through cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802 by the Disability and Health program. The content is solely the responsibility of the awarded organization and does not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Thank you to the E.K. Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training program for allowing us to use the Active Planning Workbook and emergency preparedness and response training materials and research.

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