Public Health Workbook: To Define, Locate, and Reach Special, Vulnerable, and At-risk Populations in an Emergency   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The capacity to reach every person in a community is one of the major goals for emergency preparedness and response.The goal of emergency health communication is to rapidly get the right information to the entire population so that they are able to make the right choices for their health and safety.To do this, a community must know what subgroups make up its population, where the people in these groups live and work, and how they best receive information.Although knowing this type of information might seem obvious, many jurisdictions have not yet begun the process to define or locate their at-risk populations. […] This document describes a process that will help planners to define, locate, and reach at-risk populations in an emergency.Additional tools are included to provide resources for more inclusive communication planning that will offer time-saving assistance for state, local, tribal, and territorial public health and emergency management planners in their efforts to reach at-risk populations in day-to-day communication and during emergency situations."

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