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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community ResilienceApril 14, 2020
AUTHORITY: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE PRODUCED: July 13, 2017
THE QUESTIONS IT ANSWERS:
- How does a city create an inclusive emergency management system?
- How should homeless service providers plan for service continuity?
Better coordination and communication between all community partners can lead to improved outcomes for the entire community during emergency situations and help ensure that homeless populations and other at-risk individuals can access needed services during response and recovery phases.
Strategies, resources, and tools to encourage collaboration between the emergency managers, public health officials, homeless service providers, and other relevant partners, including details on incorporating people experiencing homelessness into transportation and evacuation plans.
This document provides general disaster preparedness guidance — not specific to COVID-19.