Bridging the Communications Gap for Immigrants and Refugees in Minnesota

Communicating Without English in an Emergency: A webinar for government and community organizations.

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, ECHO Minnesota has created a 90 minute webinar that focuses helping government and nonprofit organizations create a emergency communications plan for limited Engish speaking communities. 

On this webpage you will find the streaming video recording of the webinar which was held in June of 2011. Additionaly, we have posted support materials that will help you to build your plan:


Planning Resources

Planning Guide: A document that outlines the steps to creating an LEP emergency communications plan in with details, examples, and tips. (PDF)

Planning Template:  A form that will help you to record your progress in completing a LEP emergency communications plan. (PDF)


The Webinar

The webinar includes two streaming video clips, they can be viewed at the beow links:

  • Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner of Health, Minnesota Department of Health (View)
  • Tony Yang, Adult Services Coordinator, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (View)

Download the slides from the webinar