Have you experienced a time when you did not know how to best serve individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds before, after or during a disaster? Did you know that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to suffer worse outcomes than the general population during every phase of a disaster?
This set of courses is designed to help deliver culturally and linguistically competent services in disaster situations. Cultural and linguistic competency is the capacity for individuals and organizations to work and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural and linguistic competency can help improve the quality of the care delivered to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
The State of Oregon's Statewide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference welcomes all staff to attend the conference. This annual conference brings together State of Oregon employees from across the state to explore and discuss topics on diversity, equity and inclusion to shape our workforce and help us better serve the public and all communities throughout Oregon. The conference website provides details about upcoming conferences, resources for continued education, contact information for department conference representatives and more.