Tag Archives: Emergency management

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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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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Disaster Planning for People Experiencing Homelessness

Post by: Kim Stephens I have heard the argument that disaster planning is geared toward middle class Americans and that not enough attention is paid to those who do not fit the stereotypical definition of the “norm.” A paper, titled … Continue reading

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Communicating with Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance: There’s an app for that!

Post by: Kim Stephens The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Preparedness Bureau has created a hands-on tool to reduce communication barriers and better assist individuals with access and functional needs (or IRAA) during an emergency. “Show Me: … Continue reading

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Social Media Accessibility Toolkit: New from Emergency Wiki 2.0

Post by: Kim Stephens (reblogged from iDisaster.wordpress.com) One question that inevitably comes up when discussing social media with emergency managers  is the problem of accessibility: Is the content on social media available to everyone in my community? In turn, community members with … Continue reading

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Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance in a Disaster: Sandy Reminds us to Think Beyond the Emergency Kit

Post by: Steph Jo Kent and Madeline Peters Looking at the situation in New York and New Jersey we can see two time-streams of emergency preparedness and response: there is the immediate onset of crisis and then there are the … Continue reading

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UMASS Medical School, Online Course: Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance

Post by: Kim Stephens Thanks to Steph Jo Kent for alerting me to the new online course offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School titled simply: Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance. They describe this offering on their website as follows: … Continue reading

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