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Guidance for Integrating Culturally Diverse Communities into Planning for and Responding to Emergencies: A Toolkit

DP Andrulis; NJ Siddiqui; J Purtle
National Consensus Panel on Emergency Preparedness and Cultural Diversity

February 1, 2011

This document builds and integrates recommendations distilled from the consensus-based discussion of the National Consensus Panel over its three year history with peer-reviewed research, leading public and private publications, and existing guidance documents on vulnerable, at-risk and special populations. It offers, for the first time, a comprehensive framework and specific guidance for engaging communities to inform the integration of issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, language and trust into preparedness plans, programs and actions.