Access & Functional Needs
Montana has many organizations that can serve functional need populations during an emergency or crisis event. Coordination and planning for preparedness for these populations, and the organizations that serve them, is needed at the community level. Local and tribal health departments are often the entities most looked toward for guidance or referral.
Coordination during a crisis is a high priority to make response and recovery efficient and effective and is a shared responsibility of all partners involved. Local and tribal health departments foster those partnerships with organizations that serve the functional need populations within their community.
Individual Emergency Preparedness Tools
Basic Family Health Information Sheet
Advanced Emergency Medical Information Kit
AARP.org > Dealing with Disaster
Disability.gov > Emergency Preparedness
FEMA.gov > Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
Montana Disability & Health Program > Emergency Preparedness
Montana Independent Living Project Inc.
PHE.gov > At-Risk Individuals
Ready.gov > Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs