Reaching At-Risk Populations in an Emergency

Community members and Tribal Government developing emergency plans.

Emergency planners and managers need to know how to identify, locate, and reach all affected groups in an emergency. It can be challenging to reach some of the groups of people most at risk. These resources provide public health officials information for identifying at-risk groups and developing Community Outreach Information Networks (COINs) – grassroots networks of trusted community leaders to support emergency planning and information-sharing.

Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups

Public Health Workbook to Define, Locate and Reach Special, Vulnerable, and At-Risk Populations in an Emergency

Access and Functional Needs Toolkit: Integrating a Community Partner Network to Inform Risk Communication Strategies