Cultural Competency Program for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CAPT. David Wong, MD, FAAP, C. Godfrey Jacobs, Jennifer Kenyon, BA, Amanda Gashel, RN


C.E. Credit: 9.00 [pending]
Specialization: First Responder CEH
**EMT/First Responders** This continuing education activity is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for 9 CEH First Responder. Course #: 18-CECB-F3-0601 CEH Type & Number: 9.00 First Responder CEH Expiration date: June 1, 2021
C.E. Credit for American Psychological Association: 9.00 [pending]
Specialization: Psychologists/Psychiatrists
Carlat CME Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing medical education for psychologists. Carlat CME Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Carlat CME Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9 CE Credits. Participants should claim credit commensurate only with the extent of their participation of the activity. Expiration date: December 31, 2019
C.E. Credit: 9.00 [pending]
Specialization: Social Workers
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for Social Work continuing education contact hours. The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs: CA, MI, NC, & WV. Approval #: 886474357-6681 Expiration date: May 31, 2020
C.E. Credit: 12.00 [pending]
Specialization: Dentists
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP recognized provider. The IHS Division of Oral Health designates this course up to 12 hours. Expiration date: December 31, 2019

Training Overview Description

Research shows that cultural minority groups suffer disproportionately during every phase of a disaster. This e-learning program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to best serve all individuals, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.
This e-learning program is grounded in the HHS Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.
The program is intended to support the delivery of culturally and linguistically competent services and the implementation of the National CLAS Standards.

Target Audience

  • EMT/First Responders
  • Emergency Managers
  • Psychologists and Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Dentists
    -Any disaster or emergency response personnel interested in learning more about culturally and linguistically appropriate services

Event-specific Details


  • Course 1 provides an introduction to CLAS and its relevance to disaster preparedness and crisis response.
  • Course 2 covers how to provide CLAS during the preparation phase of a disaster, including conducting a community needs assessment.
  • Course 3 covers how to provide CLAS during the response phase of a disaster, including meeting physical and mental health needs.
  • Course 4 covers how to provide CLAS during the recovery phase of a disaster, including rebuilding neighborhoods.

Registration Information