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Public Health Preparedness Resources

CDC offers resources to assist health departments with their strategic planning to strengthen their public health preparedness capabilities.

Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters

The Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters can help local responders quickly create and adapt health communication products for affected communities. The document contains messages on various topics including food safety, carbon monoxide poisoning, waterborne diseases, and mold.

National Standards for State and Local Planning

CDC’s Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning is a guide that state and local jurisdictions can use to better organize their work, plan their priorities, and decide which capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain. The capabilities also help ensure that federal preparedness funds are directed to priority areas within individual jurisdictions.

Public Health Workbook

Public Health Workbook to Define, Locate and Reach Special, Vulnerable, and At-Risk Populations in an Emergency provide public health officials information for identifying at-risk groups and developing Community Outreach Information Networks (COINs).

Planning for an Emergency

Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups provides examples of approaches and tools approaches and tools that can help emergency managers identify, plan for, and assist at-risk populations.

Additional resources are available in CDC’s Online Technical Resource and Assistance Center.

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