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A Citizen’s Eye View of Public Preparedness

Citizen Preparedness For Diverse Communities

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

When it comes to preparing the U.S. public for disasters, one of the most important things to realize is there is not just one U.S. public to prepare. In fact, our cultural diversity may be one of greatest strengths as a country but when it comes to preparedness it is one our toughest obstacles. Addressing this is not only important for those communities but for the nation as a whole since, as Hurricane Katrina tragically showed, the U.S. is only as prepared as our least prepared citizens. Dealing with that challenge is the goal of National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities.The Center, headquartered at Philadelphia’s Drexel University is the nation’s first online clearinghouse and information exchange portal designed to improve preparedness for racially and ethnically diverse communities. It features hundreds of annotated resources, courses and training curriculum, research and evaluation tools, promising programs and projects, as well as translated materials. News and events within the field are also featured. The Center can be found at

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