Plugged in Series

A free speaker series focused on healthcare and disaster preparedness for Florida’s special needs population

Disability Rights Florida – January 2018

Carol Stachurski, BSW of Disability Rights Florida shares the advocacy role of her agency, discusses assistance with referral sources at discharge, and answers your questions about caring for the medically vulnerable.

Dialysis During Disasters: The Kidney Community Emergency Response Program-March 2018

The featured March speaker tackles an array of topics regarding Dialysis during disasters. Florida’s outpatient dialysis clients include about 20,300 Floridians, plus an unknown number of “snowbirds,” who depend on dialysis.

Shelter Challenges: Behavioral Health Support for Patients, Caregivers and Yourself – June 2018

The featured June speaker tackles an array of topics regarding Behavioral Health.

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute – February 2018

Eileen Poiley, M.S., Director of Education shares strategies for interacting and communicating with individuals with Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

Infection Prevention – Special Needs Shelters – April 2018

The featured April speaker tackles an array of topics regarding infection control in crowding situations. Florida’s hurricane season – and other hazards and disasters can trigger communities to activate and operate special needs shelters to keep medically vulnerable residents safe.