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Based on your selected interests, the Guide provides resources to planners, preparedness coordinators, and other personnel interested in identifying, engaging, communicating with, and providing services to vulnerable and at-risk populations during emergency events and disasters. These tips and resources include examples of PowerPoint presentations, training templates, questionnaires, and other references to support your planning and preparedness activities.

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Provides improved access to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) topics and publications about responder safety and health, natural disasters and hazards, and NIOSH disaster response efforts as well as links to related NIOSH programs.

Rural Communicating Resources Toolkit provides a POD Signage Guide for low literacy or limited English populations. Link directly to a PDF for suggestions on using signs in a Point of Dispensing (POD) site and/or clinic to increase the ability to move people quickly and efficiently.

The Cambridge (MA) Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness developed a series of pictograms in collaboration with local and state public health professionals, and experts in universal design. It is available in English and Spanish, as well as 13 other languages.

Developed by North Carolina Division of Public Health, “Emergency Care Plans for Children with Special Needs” is a PowerPoint presentation for emergency care providers in North Carolina to consider special needs of children. [PPT]

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation,KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States by providing high-quality data and trend analysis.