Assisting Persons with Disabilities During an Emergency


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Course Description

This course is provided by North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

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This presentation by Pam Dickens, MPH, gives you an overview of how to assist persons with disabilities during an emergency.                                                                                        

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Target Audience

This course is designed for all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify issues to consider when assisting persons with disabilities, including those with hearing loss, vision loss, intellectual disabilities, communication disabilities, and mobility disabilities
  2. Discuss means of transporting individuals with mobility disabilities during times of emergency

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 4A.1 & 4B.1 (Tier 1 & Tier 2): Incorporates strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g., cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, gender, age, ethnic, sexual orientation, professional, religious affiliation, mental and physical capabilities)
  2. 4A.3, 4B.3, 4C.3 (Tier 1, Tier 2, & Tier 3): Responds to diverse needs that are the result of cultural differences
  3. 4B.2 (Tier 2): Considers the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health services

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model

  1. 1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
  2. 3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.

Community Health Center Core Competency Model

  1. E5 Communicate roles and process to staff and clients in an emergency situation.


Online/ Self-study 

Credit /CEU

None available


10 mins. 


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