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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for December, 2009
Date:12/29/2009

;" target='_blank' href="http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2009/NCD_EmergencyManagement_HTML/EffectiveEmergencyManagement.html">Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities has been very favorable. As a result of the report, NCD has witnessed a dramatic increase in opportunities and requests for our participation in briefings, hearings, media interviews, conference and workshop presentations, and community outreach and research dissemination. In addition, NCD has fielded repeated requests for follow-up to the August 12 report for: next steps research; filling the gaps in policy analysis; and, for ensuring that the community-at-large can easily access and utilize the report's comprehensive material.

In response to interest in this report, and to renew its commitment to fulfilling its mandates under the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, NCD has decided to partner with Oklahoma State University, Dr. Brenda D. Phillips, and Ms. Elizabeth Davis to conduct a set of second generation research activities as a follow-up to Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities. The work of this team of emergency management experts is slated to begin mid-December.

NCD will participate in the National Evacuation Conference (NEC) at the JW Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, February 3-5, 2010. This conference will bring together the fields of transportation and emergency management to discuss evacuation planning to accommodate the needs of all people before, during, and after a major disaster. The purpose of the conference is to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas surrounding a broad ra
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