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Speaker: Nimisha Ghosh Roy, Program Developer and Coordinator, Cross Cultural Health Care ...
Speaker: Nimisha Ghosh Roy, Program Developer and Coordinator, Cross Cultural Health Care
The evolving demographics of our communities as well as the dramatic challenges surfacing in the field
of emergency management have resulted in the magnification of issues facing the provision of emergency services for racial and ethnic minority communities. Issues of diversity are present in every
human interaction and must be acknowledged and addressed competently in all emergency management
activities. The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) has worked with organizations and
communities across the nation addressing topics such as effective cross cultural communication skills
for diverse populations and disaster training for medical interpreters. In 2010 CCHCP hosted a
community event to explore the challenges in emergency management facing communities in the Puget
Sound. Through an interactive presentation style involving multimedia and case studies from CCHCP
projects, this presentation will define and discuss the imperative for cultural competency and share best
practices and strategies for culturally competent emergency management.