Cultural Competence in Preparedness Planning

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)


When a disaster strikes a community, it affects people of various cultural backgrounds—sometimes disproportionately. Cultural competence can help public health communicators reduce this disparity. Is your organization committed to building cultural competence? CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection and CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity came together for this webinar. Julio Dicent Taillepierre, team leader for the Initiatives and Partnerships Team, discussed why cultural competence matters during emergencies, the potential consequences of being culturally incompetent, and resources to help build your understanding. The webinar was held on April 24.

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.

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Julio Dicent Taillepierre, MS
Public Health Analyst
Team Leader, Initiatives and Partnerships Team
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 4/24/2019: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in May
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)

Health Equity Guide Homepage: icon

Cuyahoga County Case Study: icon

Colorado Case Study: icon

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit: icon

National Health Security Preparedness Index: icon

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities: National Standards for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Public Health:

Accreditation Statements:

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: April 11, 2019