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Module 4: Types of Public Health Emergencies and Disasters

There are many types of emergencies and disasters that may affect rural communities, including natural, weather, or man-made events. The types of disasters that can affect rural communities may differ depending on location and geography. Regardless, it is essential that rural communities plan and prepare to respond to a range of emergencies and disasters.

This module provides an overview of the types of public health emergencies and disasters for which rural communities may need to respond. This module discusses unique considerations for rural communities when experiencing specific types of emergencies and disasters.

In this module: