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Latinos during Emergencies: Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness

February 22, 2012 -

The NY.NJ PERLC is pleased to announce an upcoming broadcasts entitled "Latinos During Emergencies:  Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness" on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 11am to 12 noon Eastern Time.

 Almost one in six residents in the United States is Hispanic.   This program highlights the importance of engaging the Latino community in preparedness activities to help facilitate community resiliency.  Improved responsiveness to cultural considerations can decrease the barriers that put Latinos at increased risk during emergencies.  Guest speakers will discuss cultural constructs and coping mechanisms among Latinos that may influence behavior in preparing for and recovering from a public health disaster.  Effective strategies for engaging, communicating and assessing the needs of Latinos within a community will be presented.   Please join us for this important broadcast!

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