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Helping LEP Communities Prepare for Emergencies

This in-person training workshop, from the Community Engagement and Communication Trainings series, focuses on tools and strategies used to engage communities with limited English proficiency.

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Cultural Competence, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: In person

Time: Varies

Cost: Varies

Description

Community engagement is essential to build ongoing, permanent relationships to deliver important health messages effectively to limited English proficient communities, but this can be a challenging task. This in-person training workshop, from the Community Engagement and Communication Trainings series, focuses on tools and strategies used to engage communities with limited English proficiency. The workshop is interactive to provide real, useful information, and promote thoughtful discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current challenges and barriers in assisting LEP communities respond to and recover from PH emergencies
  • Explain methods to assist LEP communities prepare for responding to PH emergencies
  • Identify at least 3 items you will do by the end of this year to assist LEP communities prepare for PH emergencies

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal health departments of various sizes

Quick Facts

Topics: Communication, Cultural Competence, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: In person

Time: Varies

Cost: Varies

Community Engagement and Communication Training Series

Part 1: Communicating with Limited English Proficiency Populations (Webinar)

Part 2: Text Messaging for Public Health Emergencies (Webinar)

Part 3: Helping LEP Communities Prepare for Emergencies (In-Person Training)

Purpose

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health contracted with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice to develop a series of trainings to:

  • improve preparedness communication strategies and tools for limited English proficiency (LEP) populations
  • improve use of social media in emergency communication
  • understand the use of community engagement strategies to improve preparedness

Format

NWCPHP developed a series of trainings to address these issues. The trainings are applicable to local, state, and tribal health departments of various sizes. The complete suite of trainings included two 1 1/2-hour webinars and one half-day in-person workshop. The two webinars are archived below, including the recorded training and the presentation slides. The third, in-person workshop was interactive and not archived. NWCPHP can replicate this entire series of trainings for other communities upon request.

Competencies

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