ACL/FEMA Webinar: Extreme Heat and Mental Health Webinar

Event Start Date: June 24, 2024 - 1:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: June 24, 2024 - 2:00 PM EDT

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Hosted by the The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.


In this webinar presented by the ACL and FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, experts explore the intersection of extreme heat, mental health and disability.

Extreme heat has emerged as an increasingly prevalent and severe natural hazard, presenting significant risks to public health, safety, critical infrastructure, and agriculture. People with co-occurring mental health conditions and other disabilities, older adults and individuals with access and functional needs, are disproportionately affected by all extreme weather events, and their road to recovery can be significantly longer.

Learn more about being prepared for extreme heat, hear how federal agencies are working to break down silos and collaborate across systems to provide resources and support.


  • Alison Barkoff, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, ACL
  • Dr. Sherman Gillums Jr., FEMA Disability Coordinator and Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC)
  • Maggie Jarry, M.Div., MS, Senior Advisor, Division of Trauma and Disaster Behavioral Health (DTDBH), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Dana Fink, Program Analyst, Administration on Disabilities

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