The learner's goal in this course is to master the knowledge and skills needed to
collaborate with community stakeholders on integrating Functional Needs Support
Services (FNSS) into local emergency shelter plans.
video-based course consists of five sections with estimated viewing times as
- Getting Started (5 minutes)
- The Hot-Wash Sessions (20 minutes)
- >The Demographics of Disaster (15 minutes)
- An Open Conversation (10 minutes)
- Invitation to Planning (5 minutes)
Allow an additional five minutes to complete the Post-Test.
Emergency managers, shelter planners, and other mid-level
public health professionals responsible for community preparedness are the
intended audience for this course.
After participating in this scenario, learners should be ableto:
- Identify FNSS-related gaps in
- Relate demographic information
to a community’s FNSS-related needs.
- Adopt strategies for providing
FNSS in mass-care settings.
- Partner with FNSS providers by
means of MOUs and other types of agreements.
- Engage people with FNSS-related
needs in shelter planning.
PERLC Competencies (KSAs)
Domain I: Model Leadership
1.3 - Facilitate collaboration with internal and external
emergency response partners.
the roles of relevant internal and external emergency response partners
(including, but not limited to, agencies, organizations, authorities,
elected leaders, and stakeholders).
partnerships among internal and external emergency response partners.
collaborative emergency response plans and/or policies with appropriate
internal and external emergency response partners.
communication strategies to effectively communicate with internal and
external response partners.
agreements (e.g., Mutual Aid Agreements or MAAs, Emergency Management
Assistance Compacts or EMACs, Memoranda of Understanding or MOUs) with
external emergency response partners to secure and provide assistance and
resources in all phases of emergency preparedness and response.
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
Jane Gay, Gay A. Jones, B.J. Dvorak, Mark Martin, Dr. Sally H. Chai, PhD, John Choate, Melissa
Richlen, Nathan Lothamer, Tim Beachy
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Creation and/or update
September 5, 2013