volume 97, issue Supplement_1, PS109-S115 2007
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2005.084335
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Abstract: Effective disaster plans must account for the specific obstacles encountered by vulnerable and minority communities. Removing the more apparent obstacles of shelter and transportation will likely be insufficient for improving disaster plans for impoverished, minority communities. The important influence of extended families and social networks demand better community-based communication and preparation strategies.