Vulnerable Populations & Disaster – Your whole community benefits when people with particular vulnerabilities are supported. Accommodating their needs, especially during disasters, allows families to stay together, preserves natural support systems, prevents or mitigates acute medical conditions, and permits you as a leader to focus your community’s limited resources on the people who need these resources most. Download the tip sheet.

Access and Functional Needs Toolkit: Integrating a Community Partner Network to Inform Risk Communication Strategies – This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response, Division of State and Local Readiness. Download the toolkit.

Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups: A guidance document for Emergency Managers – By knowing vulnerabilities in your community, you, as emergency managers, can better anticipate needs and provide information to the right people at the right time before, during, and after disasters. This document describes a process that will help you identify at-risk groups in your community. You can use this information to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance outcomes for a broader population of those at risk. Download the guide.