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To assist planning and response efforts for vulnerable populations, the authors created a compendium that inventories communication, outreach, and education materials related to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery for those populations. The purposes of the compendium are to provide a list of resources to public health emergency planners and those working to deliver risk communications to vulnerable populations; to identify promising risk-communication strategies; and to identify gaps and commonalities in the available resources.

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