An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, April 26, 2023.
Certain populations are more vulnerable when faced with disasters. By adapting a public health model, community leaders can identify common vulnerability indicators and close the gaps between emergency management plans and target population vulnerabilities. Learn how.
Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.
Maxwell Palmer is a soon-to-be graduate from Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, where he has earned a Master of Science. He has spent time volunteering with a migrant health network in Southwest Virginia, where he earned a dual B.A. in Civic Innovation and Spanish Language and Culture from Emory & Henry College. As a former wildland firefighter, he is familiar with the emergency management field and incident command system, and is interested in exploring more community-based approaches to disaster preparedness that connect marginalized populations to critical services at all stages of the disaster cycle.