Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Building: Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Location: uptown campus
Disaster imposes adverse consequences upon a community & its people through injuring physical infrastructure and disrupting social integration and the capability to provide basic elements of the population’s fundamental needs.
Additional and exceptional vulnerabilities may be revealed by crisis especially among community members with special needs or those who are members of sub-populations who have not yet been entirely integrated into community life and plans or whose lifestyle and customs place them at additional peril.
Acquiring awareness, skills and proficiency in cultural competency has become a critical element in enabling people, governments and institutions to deal with crises in a world with less homogeneity but greater diversity. The talents and insight of cultural competency can transform vulnerabilities in societal self-awareness and coordination into strengths of capability for planning and intervention.
JOSEPH J. CONTIGUGLIA MD MPH&TM MBA
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Sponsored by: Newcomb College Institute
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
For more information contact Karen Reichard via email to Kreicha@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-7650
Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulane.edu/newcomb/
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