Access and functional needs toolkit : integrating a community partner network to inform risk communication strategies
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Access and functional needs toolkit : integrating a community partner network to inform risk communication strategies

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      Communicating public health information is an essential element of emergency preparedness and response. Timely and effective messages can help minimize people’s risk or vulnerability. For example, public health messages can inform people how to stay safe, take shelter, or evacuate.

      Emergency management officials, public health professionals, and other stakeholders achieve effective risk communication by using preparedness planning and by developing messages for the whole community. This includes individuals who may be at greater risk or who need additional assistance because of access and functional needs.

      This publication is an update to CDC’s Public Health Workbook: To Define, Locate, and Reach Special, Vulnerable, and At-Risk Populations in an Emergency published in 2010.

      Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2021). Access and Functional Needs Toolkit: Integrating a Community Partner Network to Inform Risk Communication Strategies. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).



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      Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Section 1: Communication Planning to Address Access and Functional Needs -- Section 2: Framework for Integrating Community Partners -- Appendix A: Worksheets and Templates -- Appendix B: Resource Guide.
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