Helpful Links

Please note that the following links are external links and will redirect outside of the CHFS website:

Blind and Visually-Impaired Resources

Accessible Emergency Information

American Council of the Blind

Kentucky Office for the Blind

Kentucky School for the Blind

National Federation of the Blind


Coping with Disasters and Strengthening Systems: A Framework for Child Welfare Agencies - National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, Edmund Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine

Emergency Response Planning for Child Care Providers - Department of Health and Human Services Preparedness and Response Program

Ready for Kids - informative resource for youth, parents and educators to help communities prepare for disasters

Helping Children Cope with Disasters - American Red Cross/FEMA/U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

Accessible Emergency Information

Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN)

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Kentucky Association of the Deaf

Kentucky Relay Service

Kentucky Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (KY-RID)

National Association of the Deaf

National Black Deaf Advocates

National Weather Service - Emergency Warnings for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Prepare Yourself - Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Sensory Disabilities (National Organization on Disability)

TDI Online (Telecommunication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Ethnic Media

New America Media - National Directory of Ethnic Media Outlets

Additional materials available under "Media Materials" section on Resources Page.

Food Safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (English) (Spanish)

General Preparedness

Protecting Your Home and Health: A Disaster Preparedness Guide

Individuals with Disabilities Resources

Accessible Emergency Information

Access to Emergency Alerts for People with Disabilities - National Center for Accessible Media

American Association on Health and Disability

Center for Disability and Special Needs Preparedness

Disability Etiquette Guide

Disaster Planning for Special Needs Populations - Virtual Medical Campus of West Virginia University

Guide on the Special Needs of People with Disabilities For Managers, Planners and Responders

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Disability - A Web site supporting special needs and vulnerable populations in a disaster

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs - American Red Cross/FEMA/U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Kentucky Disability Resources

Accessible Emergency Notification and Communication (sponsored by National Organization on Disability)

National Association on Disability homepage

Kentucky Data

Listing of Local Health Departments Throughout Kentucky

Visit the Kentucky State Data Center for facts about Kentucky's population profile

Limited and Non-English Speaking Resources

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Materials (written in many foreign languages)

Kentucky Migrant Technology Project

Lexington Migrant Network Coalition

Lexington Public Library ESL Outreach Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Web site in Spanish

The U.S. EPA's New Hispanic Environmental Web page

Pets and Disasters

American Red Cross - Pets and Disasters

American Veterinary Medical Association - Disaster Preparedness for Animals

FEMA - Pets and Disasters

Pet Resources Shelter Index


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