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DE0011: Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response

Date: 10/01/2016 - 9/30/2017
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 0 - 10000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 12.00 (Total CDE); 12.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 12.00 (AGD - 142)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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In the wake of recent disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive [HSPD-21], emergency preparedness and disaster and crisis response have gained national recognition and significance. This course is designed to equip disaster and crisis volunteers and personnel with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse communities during all phases of disaster. The course is grounded in the Office of Minority Health's [OMH] CLAS Standards, which are grouped into three themes: Culturally Competent Care, Language Access Services, and Organizational Supports.

Course developed September, 2008; reviewed August, 2011; scheduled for review December, 2012.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss issues related to cultural competency in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
2. Identify strategies to promote self-awareness about attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors that may influence the disaster services they provide.
3. Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care in disaster situations.
4. Demonstrate the advantages of the adoption of the CLAS Standards as appropriate in their emergency services.

Speaker / Presenter:

Darci Graves — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Guadalupe Pacheco — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Ann Kenny — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.