Community Maps to Catalyze Partnerships, Planning and Advocacy for Access and Functional Needs (FEMA Promising Practice)

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
11:30 AM PDT - 1:00 PM PDT




This state-wide mapping project aims to bridge a gap in current emergency preparedness and response planning and resources. There is a need to supplement current hazard-and-infrastructure-focused risk assessments with indicators of community access and functional needs, which intersect all hazards and response roles in a community.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Frame community vulnerability in resilient and sustainable terms and describe information derived from historical approaches
  2. Provide map development and data selection processes as potential model for capturing community needs and resources
  3. Relate current and future activities in Colorado supported by mapping resources


  • Aimee Voth Siebert
  • Devon Williford, manager of the department's Health GIS unit, responsible for managing the department's GIS infrastructure and providing support to GIS users within the department.
  • Julia Beems, senior Instructor and the Assistive Technology Program Outreach Coordinator, and Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator with Assistive Technology Partners in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Center.

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


Business, Employer, State and Local Government, People with Disabilities


State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Emergency Preparedness





Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015