Category Archives: Summit

The Health and Disability Program, MA Department of Public Health

 At the Whole Community Preparedness Summit, planned for May 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA,  Bridget Landers, Rachel Tanenhaus and Ashley Martinez of the Health and Disability Program (HDP) will help attendees gain a better understanding of how to meet the needs … Continue reading

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Therapy Dogs: Providing Comfort After Disaster Strikes

The recent bombing in Boston, as well as the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut brought attention to the psychological needs of people after disaster strikes. We all have a sense that the presence of dog might bring comfort, but why?   … Continue reading

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UMMS Shriver Center Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Shriver Center Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative is a tremendous resource for Emergency Management Directors, healthcare providers, first responders and public health employees in Massachusetts. However, it should be noted that the Center’s Initiative … Continue reading

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Mass Relay and MassMatch: Enabling Independence

In this post we’d like to provide information on two services available in Massachusetts: Mass Relay and Mass Match. Since the late 1960s TTY, or tele-typewriter, has been connecting people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to other telephone users via text … Continue reading

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Get Answers and Get Connected with Mass 2-1-1

Continuing our series of blog posts about organizations that will be featured at the Massachusetts Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (WRHSAC) Whole Community Preparedness Summit on May 22nd, 2013, today’s spotlight is on Mass 2-1-1. According to their website, 2-1-1 … Continue reading

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Summit Participant: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

The Massachusetts  Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Whole Community Preparedness Summit will be held at the UMass Amherst Conference Center on May 22nd, 2013. This event is going to feature a whole host of organizations and agencies from both the … Continue reading

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