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CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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To help emergency managers identify and engage at-risk groups, NCEH has released a new guidance document: Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups: A Guidance Document for Emergency Manager [PDF - 12 MB]. The document describes three approaches to identify at-risk populations. The goal is to help to decrease the adverse health effects of disaster on at-risk groups.

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