Shriver Center receives NIH funding to continue work in emergency preparedness and response for individuals with disabilities

May 06, 2014

The Shriver Center recently received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding through its collaborator, Praxis, Inc., to continue development and field-testing of a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response curriculum aimed at planning for the needs of individuals with disabilities.

In Phase II, first responders will gain new content and applied knowledge of appropriate emergency response actions, sharpening their skills by applying this knowledge to simulated "real-life" emergencies and adverse events that could potentially affect this population. Dr. Charles Hamad, Interim Director of the Shriver Center, is the PI on the grant.

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