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: