Event Details

Cultural Sensitivity

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Center for Community Preparedness
8453 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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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.

Course Objectives:

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

Online Registration: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/form/77

Contact Person: OPH Workforce Development
Contact Phone: 225-354-3517
Contact Email: ophwfd@la.gov