Disability Etiquette Competence and Inclusion Training

Monday, February 06, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM   Eastern Standard Time

ASTHO and the World Institute on Disability will provide a one-and-a-half-hour training on Disability Etiquette, Cultural Competency, and Inclusion.  The training will cover basic disability awareness and etiquette for including and assisting people with disabilities in public health programs on a day-to-day basis and during public health emergencies.

It will examine essential features of physical, programmatic, and communication competency in public health organizations and provide strategies for assessing internal biases and misperceptions to build more inclusive practices and reduce sources of health inequity. This virtual training will explore the critical need for the engagement of disability stakeholders and disability-led organizations as equity partners and methods to build capacity through this critical resource. The training will culminate with an action plan to build and sustain a resilient and universally inclusive public health disaster preparedness plan that reflects a whole community equity perspective.

Dawn Skaggs, Director of Emergency, Disaster, and Climate Resilience at the World Institute on Disabilities, and Dee Grimm, the CEO of Tenebo Enterprises, will facilitate this training. Both speakers have extensive experience in including people with disabilities during disasters, health equity for underserved and marginalized populations, and developing inclusive whole community plans. 

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss. This training will be conducted in English with ASL interpretation and captioning. Other accommodations are available upon request.


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