NCDMPH/ASPR Webinar: Tools to Help Care for Older Adults in Disasters

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) are pleased to announce the next upcoming webinar, Tools to Help Care for Older Adults in Disasters, presented by Dr. Cheryl A. Levine, Senior Advisor for At-Risk Individuals at ASPR and Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH, Education Director, HJF, NCDMPH/USU.

Dr. Levine will be promoting the latest Capacity-Building Toolkit for including Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning, which was authored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in collaboration with the HHS office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the HHS Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Ms. Strauss-Riggs will be promoting the Caring for Older Adults in Disasters curriculum. The purpose of this curriculum is to enable educators to teach health professionals about caring for older adults in disasters. This curriculum can be used by a wide range of health professions.

Meals on Wheels America has hosted the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) as part of a cooperative agreement since 2011 with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) ending on December 31, 2020. Please stay tuned for future updates as website changes are coming soon.