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Everybody Ready 3.0: Health and Emergency Planning for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

March 21, 2014

This is a handbook that can be used by vulnerable populations, their families and their caregivers to help them prepare for emergencies in the Philadelphia area. 

Vulnerable populations can include anyone who would be at a high risk for poor health outcomes during or following an emergency, due to challenges related to the ability to receive, understand, respond to, or act on instructions. Vulnerable populations can include people who are blind or visually-impaired, children, chronically ill, Deaf or hard-of-hearing, elderly, homebound, homeless, incarcerated, limited-English proficient (LEP), medically or chemically dependent, physically disabled, pregnant or Veterans. Individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (GLBTQ) may also be particularly vulnerable in emergencies. Vulnerable populations can also include individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and individuals experiencing mental health challenges.


Everybody Ready 3.0