Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Preparedness for those with Access and Functional Needs


Who are those with access and functional needs in Southeast Idaho?

The definition of those with Access and Functional Needs is individuals who need assistance due to any condition (temporary or permanent) that limits their ability to take action. Persons with Access and Functional Needs are those who may need additional assistance before, during, and/or after a disaster happens.

Examples of those with Access and Functional Needs.

  • Elderly
  • Physically and Mentally Disabled
  • Pregnant Women and Children
  • Non-English Speakers
  • Homebound
  • Homeless
  • Lack of transportation

Where are some places I can find detailed information for Access and Functional Needs Preparedness?

What can I do to help those with Access and Functional Needs?

If you are interested in learning more on how you can help those with Access and Functional Needs prepare for emergencies, please visit the FEMA website and take the training on Including People With Disabilities and Others With Access and Functional Needs in Disaster Operations.


My group would like to see a presentation on this. Who do I call?

For more information on having Southeastern Idaho Public Health Preparedness staff present on Access and Function Needs to your group or organization please call 208-239-5243.

Preparedness for those with Access and Functional Needs
Preparedness for those with Access and Functional Needs
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