Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Equity, FEMA
This Guide to Expanding Mitigation is part of a series highlighting innovative and emerging partnerships for mitigation.
The most at-risk members in our community often experience the greatest losses from disasters. These community members may lack trusted relationships with government officials and as such, can be routinely left out of planning and preparedness activities or have little access to information about what to do or lack the ability to take action in an emergency. This correlation highlights the importance of taking a Whole Community approach to hazard mitigation and involving historically underserved populations in the planning and decision-making processes.