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2009 Volunteer Symposium: Responding to Those with Special Needs

Sponsored by the Center for Emergency Preparedness and the Alabama Department of Public Health
June 2009

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Program Agenda (1 page) 

Special Needs Populations in Disaster Response

(1 hour, 45 minutes)

Colonel (USAF Retired) Joseph J. Contiguglia, MD, MPH & TM, MBA
Clinical Professor
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Handouts (15 pages, 2 MB)

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Protecting the Elderly 

(30 minutes)

C. Russell Black
Senior Services Program Manager
Alabama Department of Senior Services

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Handouts (4 pages)

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The Role of the Independent Living Center (ILC) in Disaster/Emergency Preparedness For Those With Physical Challenges

(50 minutes)

Michael Davis
Executive Director
Independent Living Center of Mobile

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Handouts (12 pages)

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GET 10 Emergency Readiness Campaign

Katherine Blaze
Alabama Department of Public Health

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Handouts (4 pages)

Cultural Competency When Working with Special Populations

(1 hour, 10 minutes)

Maralis B. Mercado, MPH
Border Health Foundation
Tucson, Arizona

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Handouts (9 pages)

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The Deaf Community: A Forgotten Population

(50 minutes)

Steve Hamerdinger
Director, Office of Deaf Services
Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

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