To prepare public health professionals for their functional roles in disaster response by offering culturally competent disaster interventions to survivors, witnesses, and responders of bioterrorism and other major public health threats and community disasters.
1. To provide a brief overview of cultural competency.
2. To create an awareness of the importance of cultural competence in delivering an effective public health disaster response.
3. To offer culturally competent strategies and interventions for disaster response.
1. Define cultural competence.
2. Describe the role of cultural competence in public health workforce readiness and disaster response and recovery.
3. Identify the rationale and role of cultural competence (including cultural, social, and behavioral factors) in delivering effective disaster interventions.
4. Describe approaches, principles and strategies for developing cultural competency in assisting disaster survivors from cultural and diverse groups.
5. Identify cultural barriers to offering disaster intervention services. And,
6. Understand and appreciate the dynamic forces contributing to cultural diversity and their importance in delivering culturally competent disaster intervention services.
This course has been designed for public health, health care, mental health, and emergency response professionals, to include public health professionals, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, mental health professionals, health care administrators and mangers, emergency managers in local, state, and federal roles, and first responders.