Disaster Planning for Homeless Populations Analysis and Recommendations for Communities
Morris, S. (2020). Disaster Planning for Homeless Populations: Analysis and Recommendations for Communities. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 35(3):322–325.
The author reviewed existing disaster plans and recommendations for populations experiencing homelessness and describes considerations for the factors that make them more vulnerable to disasters, such as shelter concerns, financial and material resource constraints, mental and physical health concerns, violence, and substance abuse. He advocates for the inclusion of homeless service providers in disaster planning, and an improved understanding of the complex issues facing individuals experiencing homelessness to address these challenges.