Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response


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Course Description

This course is provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Minority Health and will require a secondary login and/or registration.                                                                                         

This set of courses is designed to help you deliver culturally and linguistically competent services in disaster situations. Cultural and linguistic competency is the capacity for individuals and organizations to work and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural and linguistic competency can help improve the quality of the care you deliver to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.       

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Target Audience

This course is designed for First Responders of disaster preparedness and crisis response including Emergency Medical Technicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  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 they provide
  3. Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision on culturally and linguistically competent care in disaster situations
  4. Demonstrate the advantages of the adoption of the CLASS Standards as appropriate in their emergency services 

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

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Credit /CEU

EMT/First Responders

This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) for 9 CEH First Responder.

CECBEMS #: 15-CECB-F3-4925

Provider #: PCIMI2800

Expiration date: June 1, 2017


Accreditation Statements Carlat CME Institute is approved by the (APA) American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing medical education for psychologists. Carlat CME Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Credit Statements

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, 2016

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 #: 886474357-6495

Expiration date: June 27, 2017


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 


9 hrs. 


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Course Publication Date

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