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How to Lead during Bioattacks

Planning Resources

Following is a listing of selected resources that address the needs of special populations during a crisis or disaster. The resources listed focus on issues and groups of people frequently overlooked in response plans, including mental health, and the needs of children, elderly, disabled, and ethnic minority groups that are vulnerable to backlash or hate crimes.


People with Disabilities

Ethnic Minorities/Hate Crimes


Mental Health

  • American Psychological Association: Briefing Sheet — The Psychological Impact of Terrorism on Vulnerable Populations
  • National Mental Health Association: Coping with Disasters

Schools, Workplace and Community



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