Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response [website]   [open html - 10KB]

Note: Registration is required to access most information on this site. This site offers four courses, geared towards disaster relief/assistance personnel, "... designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to cultural competency in order to help lessen racial and ethnic health care disparities brought on by disaster situations. The courses target emergency medical personnel, disaster mental health and social workers, public health service officers, and disaster relief organization employees who have the unique opportunity to help improve access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes to those persons subject to racial and ethnic health disparities in a disaster situation. The four courses are designed to equip disaster and crisis volunteers and personnel with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse communities during all phases of disaster. The curriculum is grounded in the Office of Minority Health's CLAS [Linguistically Appropriate Services] Standards, which are grouped into three themes: Culturally Competent Care, Language Access Services, and Organizational Supports."

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov
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