Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness
An all-hazards approach to enabling emergency preparedness in others.

Functional Capabilities and Support Needs in Emergency Situations

Emergency Preparedness is a Process

Key Features of Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness

User Guide

The Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) tool is designed for use by community health and disability providers to enable emergency preparedness in others. The PCEP can be used to facilitate meaningful conversations with clients in the community that raise awareness about emergency preparedness to:

  • Improve emergency preparedness for people with chronic health conditions and disability
  • Reduce negative consequences of disaster triggered by natural hazard emergencies, and
  • Improve recovery following a natural hazard event.

Read our user guide to gain a better understanding of person-centred emergency preparedness and pick up practical tips on facilitating meaningful, thorough, and critical conversations.

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If you’d like to learn more about PREPARE NSW, our participatory methodology, and other project updates, click below.

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Events, News and Other Updates

If you’d like to learn more about the latest on PREPARE NSW, including our upcoming launch in September and other events, click below.

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Our History

PREPARE, NSW is a culmination of a five-year long body of research on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction. If you’d like to learn more about the history of this project and prior research, click below.

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Or contact Principal Investigator Dr Michelle Villeneuve through the following:

  • 02 9351 9721

Funded under the joint State and Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program

The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSW Government, unless the views expressed in the Project Materials have been publicly supported by the Government or a government agency.