Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The U.S. population is rapidly aging, and the U.S. Census Bureau projects that, by the year 2035, there will be more Americans who are 65 and older than there will be children under the age of 18. As of 2018, there were over 52 million adults ages 65 and older.
Older adults are a very diverse group, with varying life experiences and capabilities. In many cases, older adults demonstrate greater resilience in the face of disasters than younger populations.
However, since many disasters and emergencies disproportionately impact the older adult population, especially older adults ages 85 and older, it is important to understand how to identify and address the specific needs of older adults during a disaster or emergency.
This course is divided into four modules, with case studies and real-life examples embedded throughout.
The course aims to support public health and medical responders in:
Note: We are in the process of certifying this course. We will provide an update on the status of CEUs in the course description section on TRAIN.
Learn more about supporting individuals with access and functional needs in the
HHS/ASPR Access and Functional Needs web-based training and the
HHS emPOWER Program web-based training.
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