Latinos During Emergencies Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness
University at Albany School of Public Health. (2013). Latinos During Emergencies: Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness.
The speakers in this 1-hour webinar emphasize the importance of engaging the Latino community in preparedness and the need for disaster responder cultural awareness including suggestions for risk communication. While slightly dated, it can help planners reach immigrant and other culturally diverse communities. The webinar emphasizes core cultural values, coping strategies, unique risk factors, and usual sources of support and inspiration that can be valuable when planning communications and adapting them to themes that will resonate. Trust issues and ability to comply with directives relative to immigration status are also discussed. Access the related report here: https://unidosus.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/EmergencePreparednessTK_Print.pdf