Cultural Considerations in Disaster Response

Cultural Considerations in Disaster Response

Cultural Considerations in Disaster Response
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 9:00 A.M. CST

This educational activity is joint provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health, Education, and Research Foundation.

This training is funded through an Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant CFDA#93.889 to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in collaboration with the Mississippi Hospital Association Health, Research and Education Foundation.

CEs approved for this event: 
1.0 contact nursing hours 
1.0 continuing social worker education credits
1.0 hours of Nursing Home Administrator credit


9:00 a.m.  Introductions
9:05 a.m.  Let us define Diversity, culture, and Disasters in the US
9:15 a.m. Why do we talk about Culture during Disasters?
9:20 a.m. Vulnerable populations during disasters 
9:25 a.m. What do you need if you experience a disaster?

9:35 a.m. Break 
9:45 a.m. Basic principles when working with diverse cultural groups
9:55 a.m. Cultural Humility? How to apply in practice? 
10:15 a.m. Wrap Up 
10:30 a.m. Questions

Target Audience: 
This training is targeting all health care providers, health care staff, leaders, administrators, and volunteers who are part of the response teams during disasters.

Program Purpose:
This training aims to equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills to understand and respond to the needs of diverse populations during disasters. 

1. Participants will be able to identify at least three populations made vulnerable by disasters.
2. Participants will be able to describe urgent needs of diverse populations during a disaster response.
3. Participants will be able to define cultural humility and describe basic strategies for applying cultural humility when working with diverse populations in disaster response.

Naglaa Rashwan
Naglaa is an immigrant from Egypt with a background in psychiatry.  Naglaa has volunteered and worked with the international red Cross Red Crescent Movement for many years where she visited over 30 countries developing psychosocial support programs in disasters and armed conflicts. Her passion is focused on mental health of diverse populations, this is why she got her masters in Community Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and pursuing her PhD in Community Health with a focus on culturally responsive evaluation research. Naglaa is currently working as the Training Coordinator for NC Enhanced Mobile Crisis Pilot.


4/18/2023 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Daylight Time

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