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Recently our staff has received requests for more updates and information regarding who is doing what in disaster preparedness work, why we should care and what is new and worth a closer look.

To address this request our staff would like to reference a recent article written by Jennifer Campbell, Ph.D., who teaches at Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in Pennsylvania, and consults for nonprofits.

She was also the director of the Hurricane Fund for the Elderly, which was an initiative of “Grantmakers in Aging”.  This initiative raised money to help rebuild many senior services after Hurricane Katrina.

Campbell’s brief primer includes descriptions of at least the following agencies and/or publications:

The Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

At Risk, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience (ABC)

The Administration for Community Living (ACL)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Identifying Vulnerable Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection during All-Hazards Emergencies: A Cross-Sector Guide for States and Communities

Implementation Plan for the National Health Security Strategy

Click here  to read the full article written by Jennifer Campbell and posted on the American Society for Aging website.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those first responder team members and senior associate leaders in the community where you live.

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