Since this my first blog post, I thought it would be fitting to talk about my philosophy on communicating emergency preparedness information. Where I want to focus is on diverse populations. Many who perform risk communication for public health have a charge from the CDC to reach out to diverse populations (CDC, 2011). One type of diverse population is those who are immigrants or refugees from other countries making the United States their home. There are many who feel that those who come to the US from another country should be following the American culture without any assistance. However, in public health it is our job to make sure everyone’s health is protected. Every day, many in public health are reaching out to their communities of immigrants and refugees to learn more, with mixed success.