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Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Care in Emergency Responses
Stories and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Promising Practice, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Operations

Resource Subtopic: Emergency Management, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.

Keywords: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) , Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Year Developed: 2005

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This second edition of AAPCHO's emergency preparedness compendium highlights the value and need for sharing best practices that are sensitive to the specific needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) in emergency management efforts.

Resource Details: This second edition is a compendium of stories and lessons health centers learned in emergency management from Hurricane Sandy. It shares useful information for health centers, primary care associations (PCAs), hospitals, state departments of health, and other stakeholders in the area of emergency management, and to demonstrate the vital role health centers play in emergencies and disasters.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.