The purpose of this project is to provide improved access to disaster and emergency information for residents of Douglas County, Kansas, with a particular emphasis on assuring that vulnerable populations are served. Project objectives will be accomplished by enhancing the role of the Lawrence Public Library as an information center for the public during an emergency and an outreach center for information related to disasters preceding them. To do this, the Lawrence Public Library will partner with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Douglas County Emergency Management, the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living, and the community working group Together Prepared.
Project funded as a Continuity of Health Information Award by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - MidContinental Region for the period of April 15, 2009 – October 15, 2010. Proposal submitted by Bruce Flanders, Principal Investigator, from Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Kansas.
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