Advancing Equity in Emergency Management and Strengthening Behavioral Health in First Responders
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Taylor Valdivia Yuliana Briceno

Join us for this comprehensive session that explores strategies to support both the equitable efforts of emergency management and the First Responder Community. Recent disasters have underscored disparities among historically underserved communities, raising concerns about equity and climate resiliency in emergency management. The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services completed a study with emergency management practitioners from jurisdictions across the nation to identify and share positive practices in operationalizing equity and sustainability objectives for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Additionally, we will address the importance of wellness within the First Responder Community. Learn how to support their behavioral health and strengthen resiliency through strategies including: Social Wellness, Connectedness within Community, Building Healthy Relationships, Gratitude and Self-Reflection, Personal and Professional Growth.

Learning Objective:
1. Provide an overview of the status of equity and sustainability objectives in emergency management.
2. Share positive practices in alert and warning, data collection, public outreach, and stakeholder engagement that can be replicated across jurisdictions.
3. Define Social Wellness Associated within the First Responder Community.
4. Promote Wellness and Resiliency through Exploration and Discussion of Self-Reflection, Personal and Professional Growth.

Location Name
Full Address
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
Presentation Material
Sub Tags
Behavioral Health, Emergency Preparedness, Safety
Live Well Advance