Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Preparedness Planning and Response
In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the project Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Preparedness Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery Efforts in U.S. State, Territorial, City, and County Health Jurisdictions.
It's purpose is to include people with disabilities in state, territorial, and local health department preparedness and response efforts by putting disability specialists in public health emergency preparedness planning and response programs. Disability specialists are located in 28 state, territorial, and local health departments across the United States and are working to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate disability inclusion efforts within these agencies.
For more information on this project, see the CDC webpage, "Building Capacity for Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Preparedness Planning and Response".