You can find links to a variety of minority health emergency
preparedness resources from this
page. All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the
benefit of the general public. The Department of Health Services does not
testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on
externally linked pages.
In order to reach every person in a community during a public health
emergency, public health leaders need to know the locations of at-risk
populations, the best method to reach them, and the appropriate language in
which to communicate. Below are resources for providing culturally competent
outreach to diverse populations during an emergency.
The National Resource Center
on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Diverse Communities is a
clearinghouse of resources to facilitate communication, networking and
collaboration to improve preparedness for minority and other at-risk
The national Emergency
Alert System is an alert and warning system established to enable the
President of the United States, if needed, to address the American
public during emergencies.
The Office for Civil Rights has released two new
videos created by FEMA to support the outreach efforts of our
disability community partners. The video has American Sign
Language (ASL), open-captions, and is voiced throughout. A Spanish
version of the message with open-captions follows.
If you have any comments about this page or suggestions for improving it,
please write to: Ruth DeWeese.
Last Revised: May 17, 2012