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Welcome to Community Health Charities Emergency Preparedness page. Here we provide links to information regarding emergency and disaster preparedness as provided by our community of health charities. Our goal is to make it easy for people with disabilities to find the information and support they need.
The following sites offer information on disaster preparedness:
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), courtesy of the ALS Association
- Get Prepared – PowerPoint presentation on steps to take before an emergency arises so that you’re prepared.
- Suggestions in preparing for hurricane-Those in need of
power for medical equipment or for their wheelchairs, consider contacting the
local electric company to let them know about the need to have access to this
medically necessary equipment.
Alzheimer’s, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association
Arthritis, courtesy of the Arthritis
Autism, courtesy of Autism Speaks
Cancer, courtesy of the American Cancer Society
Cancer,courtesy of the City of Hope
Caregiving, courtesy of CaringBridge
- CaringBridge –Website tool, especially used during a natural disaster, to help in caring for family member with
chores and errands from family, friends, and neighbors. Coordinate care and
Child & Baby Care, courtesy of the March of Dimes Foundation
Child Care, courtesy of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Disaster Preparedness – This page provides information on how to prepare for a disaster and links to sites with more information.
Diabetes, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association
- Tips for Emergency Preparedness – This site discusses steps diabetics can take to prepare for emergency situations.
- Children with Diabetes – This resource guide is geared to help families and schools care for children with diabetes. Page 71 discusses emergency and natural disaster preparedness.
Huntington’s Disease, courtesy of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America
- Care Kit – This two page worksheet helps organize pertinent patient information that will be needed in case of an emergency.
Juvenile Diabetes, courtesy of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Kidney Disease, courtesy of American Kidney Fund
Kidney Disease, courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
Leukemia & Lymphoma, courtesy of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.
Lung Disease, courtesy of the American Lung Association
- Flood & Water Damage – This article discusses the dangers associated with contaminated water that’s often present in the event of a natural disaster.
and Returning Home - Learn more about preparing
for the threat; returning home after disaster and lung disease and natural disasters.
Mental Health, courtesy of Depression
and Bipolar Support Alliance
Mental Health, courtesy of Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)
- Coping with Disaster – This page offers a series of links that address specific kinds of disasters related to war & terrorism, and natural disasters.
Mental Health, courtesy of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- If Only We’d had a Plan – This page discusses why it’s important to have a plan to handle emergencies. It covers topics such as who to call for support, medications, and interventions that work. Most importantly, write it down.
Multiple Sclerosis, courtesy of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Preparing for Emergencies – This page provides information on preparing for emergencies in a variety of situations such as home, office, and school. It also provides information on preparing for earthquakes and hurricanes.
Muscular Dystrophy, courtesy of the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Spina Bifida, courtesy of the Spina Bifida Association of America
Spinal Cord Injury, courtesy of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association
- Fire Safety Brochure- Information for wheelchair users at work and at home.
- Fire Safety – This page has links to a variety of sites with information on fire safety for people with mobility impairments.