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Emergency Preparedness: Addressing the Needs of People With Disabilities

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This report presents recommendations from a national consensus conference on how first responders, emergency managers in all levels of government, and communities can incorporate the needs of people with disabilities into emergency preparedness and response.
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The document includes recommendations related to disaster communication and children with special health care needs and mental health needs. [Authors: Markenson, D., Fuller, E. J., and Redlener, I. E.]

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Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, National Center for Disaster Preparedness