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Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Disaster Preparedness Planning and Crisis Response

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

April 1, 2015

Public health officials and emergency managers who are prepared to address the cultural needs of communities affected by adverse events can be instrumental in reducing people’s psychological distress and meeting the community’s needs to recovery effectively. This webpage will introduce and connect you to resources and tools that enhance and address cultural and linguistic competency to help mitigate the impact of disasters and emergency events.