National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness

The Prepared4ALL logo shows three figures sitting at table. Together, they say Prepared4ALL, shown in a speech bubble.

The “Prepared4ALL” initiative is offered by AUCD’s new Technical Assistance and Training Center and aims to mobilize disability organizations and their networks to foster connections with emergency and public health professionals to build trust, create sustainable relationships, and get a seat at the emergency planning table


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The COVID-19 outbreak impacts all communities across the US – including the over 61 million Americans who have disabilities. Approximately 1 in 4 Americans have a disability, yet state and local preparedness planning, mitigation and recovery efforts do not consistently include them. The Prepared4All Initiative aims to address these gaps in emergency planning in three main ways:

  • “Prepared4All” links disability organizations with emergency management agencies and public health organizations on a local level by harnessing local chapters or affiliates of disability organizations and making introductions to local public health planners and emergency managers.
  • An online “Prepared4ALL” training offers an approach for building relationships between local disability organizations and public health planners and emergency managers, while learning about disability inclusion and the emergency management system.
  • AUCD Trainees may opt to complete a practicum capstone “Prepared4ALL” experience. Trainees may serve as a “Prepared4All” Disability Inclusion Coach to help form local networks between local disability organizations in the community, local emergency management, public health, and health providers.

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