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Officials at all jurisdictional levels need to understand the basic epidemiologic characteristics of their older adult population to plan appropriately for this group. Population data can be used to plan the delivery of services, medications, durable medical equipment, and other materials needed to support this population during all phases of an emergency.

Data Sources for the At-Risk Community-Dwelling Patient Population
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHQR)

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians, January 2012
Florida Department of Elder Affairs