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ERIC Number: ED507740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-12
Pages: 514
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 293
Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities
Davis, Elizabeth; Phillips, Brenda
National Council on Disability
This report offers information and advice to assist all levels of government in its work to establish evidence-based policies, programs, and practices across the life cycle of disasters. This report provides examples of effective community efforts with respect to people with disabilities, and evaluates many emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and homeland security program efforts deployed by both public and private sectors. This report is based on the available literature, including empirical research as well as practical guidance materials. It is divided into three main parts, all related to disability issues. The first part explains key terms and scenarios, and examines the life cycle of comprehensive emergency management. This life cycle includes four phases: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The second section looks at strategies for working with emergency managers and maximizing the contributions of voluntary organizations. The third section reviews and summarizes policies, programs, initiatives, and trends; it culminates in a comprehensive set of interventions at the federal, state, local, and individual levels. The following appendices provide supporting materials:(1) Resources; (2) Voluntary organizations; (3) Annotated Bibliography; and (4) The Mission of the National Council on Disability.
National Council on Disability. 1331 F Street NW Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-272-2004; Fax: 202-272-2022; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability