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"Learning how to provide culturally sensitive care to a diverse population of patients is a fundamental responsibility for first responders. This engaging case-based interactive program combines relevant information and effective strategies to improve the connections between emergency personnel and patients before, during, and after a disaster. It is an invaluable resource for disaster response clinicians and educators alike as we strive to improve our cultural competency."

Sandy Hunter, Ph.D., NREMT-P
Professor, Paramedic Program, Eastern Kentucky University

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CAPT. David Wong, MD, FAAP
Medical Officer
Office of Minority Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

C. Godfrey Jacobs
Senior Program Manager
Health Determinants & Disparities Practice
General Dynamics Information Technology

Jennifer Kenyon, BA
Health Care Analyst
Health Determinants & Disparities Practice
General Dynamics Information Technology

Amanda Gashel, RN
Technical Project Manager
Echo 360 Continuing Education, LLC


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

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

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Goal/Statement of Need

According to U.S. Census data, minorities now comprise roughly one-third of the U.S. population, and it is anticipated that these groups will be in the majority by 2042. It is projected that more than half of all children in the U.S. will be minorities by 2023. These changes are attributable to a wide variety of reasons and it is clear that our nation is becoming more diverse; what is less clear is the access to and quality of the health care that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and culturally diverse individuals will receive. In order to provide appropriate care for diverse populations and to help eliminate current health disparities, the Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response (CCC-DPCR) was developed to effectively equip first responders with awareness, knowledge, and skills in cultural competencies to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for First Responders of disaster preparedness and crisis response including Emergency Medical Technicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers.

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Credit Designation


EMT/First Responders

This continuing education activity is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for 9 CEH First Responder.

Course #: 21-CIMI-F3-0601

CEH Type & Number: 9.00 First Responder CEH

Expiration date: June 1, 2024


Accreditation Statements

Cine-Med, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cine-Med, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Credit Statements

Cine-Med, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9 CE Credits. Participants should claim credit commensurate only with the extent of their participation of the activity.

Expiration date: December 31, 2024

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Cine-Med is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Cine-Med maintains responsibility for this course.

Social workers completing this course receive 9 intermediate continuing education credits.

The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes: NY, MI, WV.

The following states currently do not recognize NASW National Approval. Applications can be submitted to NASW State Chapters: NJ, ID, OR.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for Social Work continuing education contact hours. The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs: CA, MI, NC, & WV.

Expiration date: December 31, 2024

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Dentists, Hygienists, and Assistants

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP recognized provider. The IHS Division of Oral Health designates this course up to 12 hours.

Expiration date: December 31, 2025

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Obtaining Credit Hours:

For successful completion of this activity and to obtain credit hours, the learner must review the individual modules/content and obtain a minimum passing score of 70%.

Original Release Date:

June 30, 2009

Last Date of Review:

December 31, 2018

Estimated Time to Complete this Activity:

9 hours

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Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of Cine-Med, Inc. to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Faculty, course directors, and planners participating in an accredited program are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest. This pertains to relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect program content relevant to products or services of that commercial interest. The intent of this policy is to allow for a determination to be made as to whether that relationship may constitute a conflict of interest that must be resolved. Information that a faculty member, course director, or planner (including spouse/partner) has no relevant financial relationships will be provided to the learners.

Dr. David Wong has no relationships to disclose.
C. Godfrey Jacobs has no relationships to disclose.
Jennifer Kenyon has no relationships to disclose.
Amanda Gashel has no relationships to disclose.

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How to Obtain Credit

To receive credit for this activity participants must read the online material, register on this site, complete the continuing education activity evaluation, and score 70% or higher on the posttest. Deadline for submission of the evaluation and posttest expires as stated above. Certificates and statements of credit are immediately available on the My Progress page.

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The information provided in this continuing medical education activity is for general medical education purposes only. The information is not warranted to be inclusive of all approaches to a medical issue or exclusive of other methods for obtaining the same result. The material is not meant to substitute for the independent professional judgment of a physician or other health care professional relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. Cine-Med, Inc., Echo 360 Continuing Education, LLC, and General Dynamics Information Technology do not warrant the completeness, accuracy, or usefulness of any options, advice, services, or other information provided through this activity. In no event will Cine-Med, Inc., Echo 360 Continuing Education, LLC, and General Dynamics Information Technology its employees or its affiliates be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.

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