Building Resilience from Lived Experience – LaShay Canady
November 28, 2022

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In this video, a public health professional shares details of her emergency preparedness plan to assure the safety of two family members who require full care. With the “red suitcase” packed and ready, she explains her strategy to support her family’s evacuation in less than 30 minutes with attention to detail regarding medications, wheelchair navigation, durable medical equipment, and nutrition supplies.









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View this accompanying video for a more comprehensive overview of LaShay’s “red suitcase”.

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The story and summary above were collected as part of a project supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 5 NU38OT000296-05-00, a cooperative agreement between AMCHP and the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Supports (CSTLTS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.