Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 for the Response Planning for functional needs populations in Rural Communities course. This eight-hour program is designed to educate participants on the planning efforts needed to ensure the safety to those with functional needs, particularly those housed in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes during a crisis event.
Because of their restrictions and gaps in community support, rural people with functional needs are at greater risk of injury and death during a crisis event than those living in suburban and urban areas. These people require specialized care, transportation, shelter, and medical needs that must be considered before the crisis occurs.
This tuition-free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing comprehensive emergency response plans for those most vulnerable during a crisis - the elderly and children, anyone with limited English proficiency, people with disabilities, and anyone from a minority of culture.