Tag Archives: Massachusetts

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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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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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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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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