This seminar provides a definition of special populations and an overview of key issues related to special populations in public health emergencies. In addition, speakers address gaps, challenges, and strategies in emergency preparedness planning for special populations. Community-level speakers share examples from their on-the-ground experience.


 A "No CEUs, No Fee" section of this course is available at no charge, however, neither a certificate nor continuing education credit will be awarded.

A "For CEUs" section of this course is available for a certificate and continuing education credit for an administrative fee of $10.



Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify special populations and their needs in emergency preparedness
  • Learn approaches to include community groups and their concerns in planning
  • Understand gaps and barriers to planning for special populations


This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.

1. Community Preparedness

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