Emergency Preparedness

Personal emergency preparedness for people with disabilities from the 2006-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Stephen J. Notaro, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 86–94 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.001 Abstract Background People with disabilities may be disproportionately at risk of injury or death in emergency situations due to physical, cognitive, and socioeconomic factors. These factors individually or in combination have the potential to affect […]

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Evidence-based approach for disaster preparedness authorities to inform the contents of repositories for prescription medications for chronic disease management and control

Brown DW, Young SL, Engelgau MM, Mensah GA. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):447-57 SOURCE:  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA. dbrown6@cdc.gov INTRODUCTION:  Chronic diseases are major causes of death and disability and often require multiple prescribed medications for treatment and control. Public […]

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Disaster preparedness of households with special needs in southeastern Pennsylvania

Uscher-Pines L, Hausman AJ, Powell S, DeMara P, Heake G, Hagen MG. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Sep;37(3):227-30. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.04.028. SOURCE:  Department of Public Health and the Center for Preparedness Research, Education and Practice, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. luscher@jhsph.edu BACKGROUND:  Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable in evacuation emergencies, and they face numerous challenges […]

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Measuring levels of citizen public health emergency preparedness, Jefferson County, Alabama

McCormick LC, Pevear J 3rd, Xie R. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):266-73. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318264ed8c. SOURCE:  Department of Health Care Organizations and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. lmccormick@uab.edu CONTEXT:  Recent disaster experiences in Alabama have highlighted the state’s public health vulnerabilities to natural disasters. To […]

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Geriatric emergency preparedness and response workshops: an evaluation of knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and self-efficacy of participants

Roush RE, Tyson SK. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec;6(4):385-92. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2012.63. SOURCE:  Texas Consortium Geriatric Education Center, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine OBJECTIVE:   Older persons have levels of frailty and disability that place them at far greater risk of harm in disasters than younger adults, making it crucial for all […]

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Emergency evacuation readiness of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

McClure LA, Boninger ML, Oyster ML, Roach MJ, Nagy J, Nemunaitis G. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar;92(3):491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.08.030. SOURCE:  Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. OBJECTIVES: To determine the percentage of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries who felt they could evacuate from various […]

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Personal emergency preparedness for people with disabilities from the 2006-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Smith DL, Notaro SJ. Disabil Health J. 2009 Apr;2(2):86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.01.001. SOURCE:  Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65203, USA. smithdiane@health.missouri.edu BACKGROUND:  People with disabilities may be disproportionately at risk of injury or death in emergency situations due to physical, cognitive, and socioeconomic factors. These factors individually or in […]

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Confidence in the Fairness of Local Public Health Systems’ Response to Disasters: The US Veterans’ Perspective

Heslin KC, Riopelle D, Gin JL, Ordunez J, Naranjo DE, Dobalian A. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:   Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, Veterans Health Administration, Sepulveda, California (Drs Heslin, Gin, and Dobalian; Mr Ordunez; and Mss Riopelle and Naranjo). Objective:  The effectiveness of local public health […]

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Evidence-based approach for disaster preparedness authorities to inform the contents of repositories for prescription medications for chronic disease management and control

Brown DW, Young SL, Engelgau MM, Mensah GA. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):447-57 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA. dbrown6@cdc.gov INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases are major causes of death and disability and often require multiple prescribed medications for treatment and control. Public health […]

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Disaster preparedness of households with special needs in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Uscher-Pines L, Hausman AJ, Powell S, DeMara P, Heake G, Hagen MG. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Sep;37(3):227-30. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.04.028. Source:  Department of Public Health and the Center for Preparedness Research, Education and Practice, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. luscher@jhsph.edu BACKGROUND:  Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable in evacuation emergencies, and they face numerous challenges […]

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