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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness

Utah Department of Health

Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs

Plan 9 Brochure – provides basic emergency preparedness information. It displays the nine items that every household in Utah should have on hand in the event of a disaster.  Plan 9 features pictographs and is easy to understand.  EMSP prints and distributes the brochure in 7 languages.  The brochure can be printed with your organizations logo. Contact Rich Foster: rfoster@utah.gov or 801 707-7778 for information.

Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities BrochureYour ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow will depend on the planning and preparation you do today. This guide provides information which people with disabilities and other access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them, can use to prepare for emergencies before they happen.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Resources – to support the integration of access and functional needs of at-risk individuals, behavioral health, and community resilience in the public health and medical emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

The CMIST Framework – provides a flexible, crosscutting approach for planning to address a broad set of common access and functional needs (AFN) without having to define a specific diagnosis, status, or label. 

Be Ready Utah  – an excellent website with detailed information on all aspects of personal & family, community, school and business preparedness.  They also offer on site training and will meet with large groups.