Communicating Public Health Emergency Messaging to Diverse Populations: the California and Los Angeles County Experience

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This webinar has been rescheduled to August 16, 2023 at 2:00 Eastern Time. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to your participation.


Low-income communities, communities of color, and members of LGBTQIA+ communities are some of the groups that often face greater risks during emergencies. Barriers to accessing resources and information are part of the problem. Communication efforts that take barriers into consideration, and are culturally responsive, are key parts of the solution.

Please join CDC’s EPIC team on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 2:00-3:00 ET to hear how the California and Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health used effective communication practices to overcome barriers and provide fair access to information.


Lisa Briseño
Emergency Partners Information Connection Team Lead


From the California Department of Public Health
Danielle Boykin
Melissa Relles
Tiffany Woods
Sonya Harris

From the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Stella Fogleman

Call Materials

None at this time.

Webinar Details

When: Wednesday August 16, 2023, 2-3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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Webinar Details

Information coming soon.

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.

When: Wednesday August 16, 2023, 2-3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Webinar Link:

Dial In: US:
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+1 646 828 7666
+1 646 964 1167
+1 669 216 1590
+1 415 449 4000
+1 551 285 1373

International numbers available:

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Webinar ID: 160 085 7544

Passcode: 650310

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CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.