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Module 1: Introduction to Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response

Effective emergency preparedness and response efforts are essential for rural communities. Many factors can affect the ability of rural communities to respond to public health emergencies, disasters, and threats.

This module provides an overview of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery in rural communities and introduces some of the unique considerations and challenges for rural communities when preparing for and responding to emergencies. This module provides important background information needed for implementing emergency preparedness and response efforts in rural communities.

In this module: