Functional Needs Populations
During any emergency, certain individuals and groups may require additional resources and supplemental planning. Functional Needs Populations may include the following: persons with disabilities, non-English speakers, people without personal transportation, and children and the elderly. CHHS has conducted a National conference focusing Functional Needs Populations in an emergency, and is drafting a National Action Plan which provides recommendations to all levels of government on preparing functional needs populations for disasters.
- Functional Needs Conference, National Action Plan