Emergency Preparedness and Response for Vulnerable Populations

These trainings review emergency preparedness considerations for vulnerable populations, including rural areas, tribal communities, and people with special functional or access needs. Topics include community preparedness, mass care, sheltering, and risk communication. This training bundle is intended for public health preparedness staff and members of community organizations who need an awareness-level overview of emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations. The courses “Public Health Emergency Community Preparedness for Tribal and Rural Communities” and “Clinical Challenges in the Community Management of Patients with Special Needs in Disaster” allow the learner to engage with the material at an intermediate level. The last two courses are designed for community health workers or promotores.

Functional Needs & Psychosocial Support Readiness Series (Vulnerable Populations Module)

Public Health Emergency Community Preparedness for Tribal and Rural Communities

Special Needs Medical Shelters

A Shelter Story: Integrating Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Into Emergency Shelter Plans

Clinical Challenges in the Community Management of Patients with Special Needs in Disaster

Community Health Workers: Helping Individuals with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Emergencies

Community Health Workers: Communicating Risk Messages