Resources for Cal E-Prep

Preparedness Resources

Easy-to-access resources that focus on emergency and disaster readiness for vulnerable populations.  

The following are some of the resources developed by federal organizations that can be used to develop disability inclusive emergency preparedness and response plans.

Nobody Left BehindExternal is the result of a three-year study to investigate 30 county level or equivalent emergency management sites across the United States that had experienced a recent disaster. The researchers aimed to determine the readiness of these sites to assist persons with mobility limitations during disasters.

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special NeedsExternal is a booklet from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross that helps people with disabilities prepare for all kinds of emergencies.

Effective Emergency Preparedness Planning for EmployersExternal is a website that includes resources related to workplace emergency preparedness and the needs of employees with disabilities.

Guidance on Integrating People with Access and Functional Needs into Disaster Preparedness Planning for States and Local Governments

External: This guidance will introduce and connect you to available resources and inclusive strategies for integrating the access and functional needs of at-risk individuals into emergency preparedness, response, and recovery planning at all jurisdictional levels.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Workbook Cdc-pdf[1.98 MB, 64 pages]: To Define, Locate, and Reach Special, Vulnerable, and At-risk Populations in an Emergency: This CDC workbook is intended to provide public health and emergency preparedness planners with better ways to communicate health and emergency information to at-risk individuals with access and functional needs for all-hazards events through step-by-step instructions, resources guides and templates.

More information to come!