Functional and Access Needs

Kentucky Outreach and Information Network

The Kentucky Outreach and Information Network (KOIN) newsletter is an informative newsletter developed for KOIN members to help stay informed on preparedness efforts in Kentucky with an emphasis on vulnerable populations.

The Winter 2020 Edition of the KOIN Connection newsletter is attached in both .pdf and accessible Word formats for those with assistive technology services equipment.  Highlights include:

  • 2018 Preparedness in America National Household Survey Results
  • Spanish Language Resources for Preparedness

Barbara Fox, Public Information Officer/KOIN Coordinator

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Public Affairs

275 East Main Street 5C-A, Frankfort, KY 40621     502-564-6786 Ext. 3102

FEMA’s National Response Framework gives a new definition of the term “special needs populations” that is function based. This reflects a need rather than a condition, diagnosis, or label. Individuals may have additional needs before, during and after an incident in functional areas, including but not limited to:
  • Maintaining independence
  • Communication
  • Transportation
  • Supervision
  • Medical care

Individuals in need of additional response assistance may include:

  • People with disabilities
  • People who live in institutionalized settings
  • Elderly
  • Children
  • People from diverse cultures
  • People with limited English proficiency
  • Non-English speaking
  • Transportation disadvantaged

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Population Data

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See the Population Data

HUD Manual

The Kentucky Emergency Preparedness Manual for Property Managers of HUD- funded 811 & 202 Programs was developed by the Kentucky Emergency Preparedness for Aging & Long Term Care Program at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work on behalf of the Kentucky Functional Access Needs Collaborative.

View the Manual