Meet Your Coaches _review

Communiity members of different ages, genders, abilities, and races are in downtown Disasterville near a grocery store, all wearing face masks. Some people are walking in groups and some are sitting down at tables talking. Two people have service animals.
It may not look like it but the people in this scene are socially distanced. There is an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter in this scene to sign for anyone who needs it.
Carrie, a Black woman in her 30s wears a facemask, has a white cane and a miniature horse that serves as her service animal

Carrie: I’d like you to meet our emergency manager and our public health preparedness planner. Choose who you’d like to meet first.

EM, a white bald man in his 50s wears a facemask

EM: We use other lingo, too. I’m sure Carrie has mentioned the term “whole community.” Do you know this phrase?

The whole community philosophy means which of the following?

EM, a white bald man in his 50s wears a facemask

Working to address disability and emergency planning gaps takes time and some deep thinking. My old boss used to say, “I just need to see how this connects to me and my work.” Planners need to see how the whole community approach benefits them.

Seeing this connection will build trust. Building trust is one of the most important ways to bridge any gap. This takes time and effort from everyone involved.

Let’s go back to the office and talk about the Prepared4ALL process and some key terms we use.