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Emergency preparedness

This is only a partial list of Web resources. To find more resources online, go to You may also visit the Disability Hub MN online or call 1-866-333-2466.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Federal site on emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities

Community Planning Toolkit for State Emergency Preparedness Managers A support to state, local and tribal emergency planners to prepare for a range of potential hazards (man-made and natural catastrophic events) affecting individuals with disabilities

Department of Homeland Security Federal agency responsible for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation.

ECHO (Emergency, Community and Health Outreach) Exists to ensure that people with limited English proficiency receive life-saving health and safety information-in some of the languages they understand best.

Emergency Planning Information and resources that people with disabilities, families, service providers, and others can use to become better informed and educated about how to best prepare for a broad range of disaster situations. Being prepared can greatly increase your safety, and your ability to take care of yourself during and immediately after the disaster.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Federal agency that coordinates the response to a disaster that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities in addition to disaster assistance, response, recovery, education and tools.

Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Preparedness & Response State agency responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans

Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Planning and Preparedness State agency responsible for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation.

Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) State agency that has developed a three prong statewide plan to address the needs of persons with disabilities in Minnesota.

University of MN Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) Provides links to resources on Novel H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)

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