ABSTRACT

Locating and Reaching At-Risk Populations in an Emergency   [open pdf - 176KB]

This guide gives emergency planners and responders detailed information on how to identify at-risk populations, which include groups whose needs are not fully addressed by traditional service providers or those, who feel they cannot comfortably or safely use the standard resources offered in disaster preparedness, relief,, and recovery. They also include those who are physically or mentally disabled (blind, deaf, hard-of-hearing, cognitive, disorders, or with mobility limitations), people with limited English language skills, geographically or culturally, isolated people, homeless people, elderly individuals, and children. This document focuses on creating a community outreach information network (COIN) to reach these populations and help mitigate negative effects of an emergency.

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Date:
2007-01-01?
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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application/pdf
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