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Arizona Partners in Preparedness are Prepared to Respond to Public Health Emergencies

By | June 20th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness in partnership with State Emergency Management, Ability360, and independent living advocates joined forces to strengthen disaster readiness for persons with disabilities. The statewide Emergency Preparedness Task Force on Access and Functional Needs held the biannual preparedness summit on June 8 that brought together communities, individuals, and organizations working [...]

Keeping Families Together in Emergencies

By | January 18th, 2012|Preparedness|

Families often get split up when there is an emergency– but they shouldn’t have to split up at a shelter.  ADHS, along with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council and other partners, found a way to reduce that problem.  Using CDC grant funds, we purchased special equipment that will let people with functional needs stay [...]

Arizona Vigilant Guard Exercise Update

By | October 13th, 2011|Preparedness|

In less than a month (Nov. 4) thousands of people from a variety of response agencies will be testing their plans and coordinating response efforts for the Vigilant Guard exercise- which will allow us to practice what we would do during a disaster.  One of our main tasks will be medical surge management.  Medical surge [...]