Meeting The Needs of Vulnerable Populations
During the 2017 Hurricane Response, the EOC’s At-Risk Task Force collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create American Sign Language videos with information on flood cleanup and mold safety. They also worked on maps of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia that highlighted areas with populations who were at risk due to economic and social factors and helped get health information to those areas.
CDC’s Vulnerable Populations Officer also trained members of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Rapid Deployment Force 3 on how to work with vulnerable populations. RDF-3 includes many officers who deployed or could potentially deploy for Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and/or Maria.