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Functional Needs Planning Course Announced

July 26, 2012

According to the National Response Framework (NRFG), functional needs populations, as they relate to emergency response, includes groups such as the elderly and children, anyone with limited English proficiency, NRF looks to target populations that struggle to maintain independence before, during, and after the incident. These individuals require specialized care, transportation, shelter, and medical needs that must be considered before the crisis occurs.

MGT 403 Response Planning for Functional Needs Populations in Rural Communities is an eight-hour course is designed to educate participants on the planning efforts needed to ensure the safety of those with functional needs, particularly those housed in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes during a crisis event. Because of their restrictions and gaps in community support, individuals with functional needs living in rural areas are at greater risk of injury and death during a crisis event than those living in suburban and urban areas. These people require specialized care, transportation, shelter, and medical needs that must be considered before the crisis occurs. This tuition free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing comprehensive emergency response plans for those most vulnerable during a crisis — the elderly and children, anyone with limited English proficiency, people with disabilities, and anyone from a minority culture.

For more information on MGT 403 Response Planning for Functional Needs Populations in Rural Communities, see the course detail page. To request this or any RDPC training, call (877) 855-7372 or complete the training request form.