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Seasonal/Pandemic Flu Preparedness and More

The Prepared Lifestyle: Seasonal and Pandemic Preparedness for People with Disabilities

An outbreak of pandemic flu or other novel infectious disease appears to be a real threat. “When” and “how big” are the unknowns. Being prepared makes sense for everyone but more so for people with disabilities who are at greater risk of death, injury and loss of independence due to a disaster. Thus, the Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas has develop a 12-page checklist booklet called The Prepared Lifestyle and a course on public health threats with an emphasis on seasonal and pandemic flu preparedness for people with disabilities and the general public. See the resource section of this site for more information.

The research findings of this website and the project titled, Nobody Left Behind: Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Limitations can be found in the resource section as well, and in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Volume 17/No. 4/200:

Guest Editor: Glen W. White, PHD Research and Training Center on Independent Living
University of Kansas

This edition features Nobody Left Behind Research study results and other findings in the find, including the following:

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response for Persons with Mobility Impairments: Results from the University of Kansas Nobody Left Behind Project, by Fox, M.H., White, G.W., Rooney, C., & Rowland, J.

  • Moving beyond "Special Needs": A function based framework for emergency management and planning, by Kailes, J.I. & Enders, A.

  • Consumer Perspective: A Narrative Analysis of a Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Survey from Persons with Mobility Impairments, by Rooney, C., & White, G.W.

  • Emergency Response Training Practices for People with Disabilities: Analysis of Some Current Practices and Recommendations for Future Training Programs, by Rowland, J., Fox, M.H., White, G.W., & Rooney, C.

  • Refer to this site

  • Check your library, the site above, or purchase a copy of the entire Journal from PRO-ED by calling 1-800-897-3202 and ask for the Journal on Disability Policy Studies, Volume 17 (4), Spring 2007.

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