Special Needs Populations Mapping for Public Health Preparedness

Incorporating Special Needs Populations into Public Health Preparedness Planning

The tool will help public health agencies to develop appropriate strategies for incorporating special needs populations into public health preparedness and response planning. Many of the strategies, practices, and resources provided here could be useful to other emergency response agencies in both the public and private sector and are applicable to any emergency response.

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Funding for this toolkit was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) and was executed by the Center for Public Health Preparedness within RAND Health.

For information on addressing the public health emergency preparedness needs of these populations, please see our related toolkit: