Course Number: DHH-13-0006
Date: March 13, 2013
Target Audience: open
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Louden
Format: Classroom instruction.
Overview: According to U.S. Census data, minorities now comprise roughly one-third of the U.S. population, and it is anticipated that these groups will represent the majority by 2042. While our nation is becoming more diverse, the access to and quality of the health care that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and culturally diverse individuals will receive is unclear. In order to provide appropriate care for diverse populations and to help eliminate current health disparities, curriculums have been developed to effectively address awareness, knowledge, and skills in cultural competencies to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.
1. Discuss issues related to cultural competency in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
2. Identify strategies to promote self-awareness about attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors that may influence the disaster services.
3. Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care in disaster situations.
Key Words/Program Areas: Disaster Response, Cultural Sensitivity