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Planning Tools for Communities & States

Comprehensive, all-hazard emergency preparedness requires the development and maintenance of emergency plans at all jurisdictional levels that address the needs of vulnerable populations, including older adults. The planning process itself is an essential catalyst for key partners and organizations to establish and maintain contacts that are critical to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

Planning Guides, Strategies & Recommendations

Selected planning guides and recommendations

GIS Mapping

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) resources and examples for use in preparedness planning


Information and examples of registries operated by local government and utility companies

Communication and Messaging

Materials to assist in developing preparedness messages for older adults

Planning for In-home & Other Community-based Support Services

Resources for working with In-home and community-based service providers

State & Local Planning Examples

Examples of state and local preparedness plans and tool-kits for at-risk and vulnerable populations

Data Sources

Example of data sources for use in planning and during all phases of an emergency


Sheltering guidance and examples of state sheltering plans

Planning for Recovery & Transition

Resources to assist in discharge planning for older adults

Planning Exercises

Resources for developing exercises




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