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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Persons with Access and Functional Needs

Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response

  •  850-245-4040
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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

This webpage is a toolkit for community planners who seek to better understand the needs of persons with access and functional needs before, during and after a disaster or incident.

These individuals include, but are not limited to, persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. These also include persons with limited English proficiency, geographically or culturally isolated, medically or chemically dependent, homeless, frail elderly and children.

Florida Access and Functional Needs Profile

Resources

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Meeting the needs of persons with access and functional needs during or following a disaster is a key component of public health and medical preparedness planning.


This webpage is a toolkit for community planners who seek to better understand the needs of persons with access and functional needs before, during and after a disaster or incident.

Persons with access and functional needs are often defined as individuals whose unique needs may not be fully integrated into planning for disaster response.

"Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing." - Fla. Stat. sec. 668.6076

Email to: PrepandResp@flhealth.gov
To contact us by phone, call 850-245-4040