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September 28, 2011

7:30-8:30am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45am

Conference Overview and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

JoAnna Larsen, Conference Co-Chair, Utah Emergency Management Association

Rich Foster, Conference Co-Chair, Utah Department of Health

8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Utah Division of Emergency Management

8:45-10:00am

Opening Keynote: Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, FEMA (invited)

  • FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination -- Baking disability issues into emergency management and response
  • Background and history of the Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Sheltering Guidelines
  • What FNSS means for your community

10:00-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30-12:00pm

Building Collaborative Community Relationships between Emergency Management and Disability Communities

 

Mary Ann Cowen, ADA Coordinator, Salt Lake County 

Paulette Valentine, Emergency Response Coordinator, Southeastern Utah Local Health Department

Rich Foster, Access and Functional Needs Preparedness Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

  • How to effectively build partnerships between emergency management, public health and disability communities
  • How to develop and cultivate relationships on little or no budget
  • How partnerships allow you to do more with less
  • How relationship building is crucial to emergency response

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-2:15pm

Building Collaborative Community Relationships between Emergency Management and Disability Communities

 

Pat Seybold, Executive Director, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

Linda Jane Austen, Assistant Director, Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council

  • How to effectively build partnerships between emergency management, public health and disability communities
  • How to develop and cultivate relationships on little or no budget
  • How partnerships allow you to do more with less
  • How relationship building is crucial to emergency response

2:15-2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30-4:30pm

 

Group Facilitated Audience Discussion

 

Brian Lake, enableUS

  • Exchange information on participants’ missions, successes, challenges and plans for serving their communities
  • Explore partnerships between disability and other community based organizations and emergency management that benefit organizations and their communities
  • Develop relationships that connect participants to information, training and other resources

4:30pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

JoAnna Larsen, Conference Co-Chair, Utah Emergency Management Association

Rich Foster, Conference Co-Chair, Utah Department of Health

September 29, 2011

7:30 - 8:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30am

Day 1 Recap and Introductions

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

8:30 -10:00am

Breakout 1: Access and Functional Needs Registries

Sarah Williams, Former Emergency Management Director, Audrain County, MO

  • Pros and cons of access and functional needs registries
  • How to use, maintain and maximize your registries
  • Examples of current registry use for outreach and planning

Breakout 2: Rural Community Preparedness

Sherry Buresh, Assistant Director, Christian Appalachian Project Disaster Services

  • Challenges of responding to rural communities in disasters
  • Importance of relationship building and leveraging trusted sources
  • The successes and challenges of resiliency in rural communities

Breakout 3: Accessible Emergency Communications

Andy Perlman, Acting Program Director, Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network

  • How to communicate with the whole community before, during and after a disaster
  • Leveraging social media to reach larger populations
  • The importance of developing relationships and leveraging trusted sources to communicate with refugee populations

10:00-10:15am

Networking Break

10:15-11:30am

Breakout 1: Building an Accessible Transportation Network - Public-Private Partnerships in Action

Jon Davis, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, Polk County, IA

  • Creating an emergency response structure within your agency
  • Importance of public-private partnerships
  • Roles of private and public transportation providers in a disaster

Breakout 2: Understanding and Applying New Federal Guidance

David Schaad, Disability Integration Specialist, FEMA Region VIII

  • What does FNSS mean for your community?
  • Who can you partner with to begin implementing FNSS?
  • Understanding CDC Community Preparedness guidance.

Breakout 3: Temporary Reasonable Modifications to Make Shelters Accessible

Karin Ford, Disability Consultant, Iowa Department of Public Health

  • Cost-effective strategies to make temporary modifications to shelter situations
  • Ways to approach FNSS in reasonable strategic manners
  • Thinking outside of the box when making shelters accessible

11:30-12:30pm

Closing Keynote: Sheree Fugate

12:30pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

JoAnna Larsen, Conference Co-Chair, Utah Emergency Management Association

Rich Foster, Conference Co-Chair, Utah Department of Health

*Agenda and Speakers Subject to Change



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