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Door-to-Door Outreach to Vulnerable Populations After Disasters: Building an Action Plan and Task Force   [open pdf - 2MB]

"An evaluation of the practices utilized in New York City during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy revealed the importance of planning and organizing door-to-door outreach programs to provide services to vulnerable, homebound, and disabled residents. These programs help ensure continuity of medical care and identify at-risk residents during periods when disasters inhibit the function of normal services or present challenges to individuals with access and functional needs. Cities should develop specific plans to assign and train staff and volunteers to conduct the outreach, as well as linking canvassers with city services and emergency personnel in order to provide any needed assistance."

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