Adapting Risk Communications to Create Equitable Mitigation Strategies

A Session Delivered at the Association of State Flood Plain Managers' 2021 Annual Conference

Traditional mitigation strategies have overlooked equity as a lens through which policy, strategy, and action are understood and measured. Equity in community mitigation requires leaders to understand and invest in critical partnerships, community perspective, and resources that prioritize equitable access. This presentation examines the impact of, and relationship between, inequity and risk communication and highlights outreach strategies that create access to participation, ultimately increasing resilience for every member of our society.


  • Alyx Colgan, Disaster Recovery Managing Consultant, Guidehouse
  • Ashanta Douglas, National Security Manager, Guidehouse


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