The Public Health Emergency Preparedness program requires states to develop emergency plans covering children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations.
Interventions are developed based on this evidence. Experts We provide guidance to emergency planners on how to identify and account for the unique needs of vulnerable populations.
Why It Matters Vulnerable populations almost certainly include someone you know: your child, your parent, your neighbor, your co-worker—even you.
Vulnerable Populations May Include Anyone Who: Has difficulty communicating Has difficulty accessing medical care May need help maintaining independence Requires constant supervision May need helpaccessing transportation Preparedness in Action To understand the health effects of severe drought and identify best practices for emergency preparedness and response, the California Department of Public Health worked with CDC to conduct a community needs assessment.
Minus Related Pages Everyone must remain safe in an emergency. Because of their unique needs, standard emergency resources may not be available.
This number continues to increase as the baby boom generation ages.
Preparedness and Response Providing effective support and care to vulnerable populations prior to, during, and following an emergency is a critical priority for local, state and federal emergency planners. Recommendations included using diverse, language-appropriate outreach and messaging to inform.
Despite efforts and goals in the United States to reduce or eliminate disparities in healthcare bysignificant disparities, including risk factors, access to healthcare, morbidity, and mortality, continue in vulnerable populations.