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On July 20, 2022, the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) was invited to testify before the 117th Congress’s House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery on the topic of “Supporting Underserved Communities in Emergency Management.”

I-DIEM’s testimony focused on the impacts of climate change among the nation’s most vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized communities urging the emergency management enterprise to address systemic, root cause of vulnerability at the community level in efforts to ‘Do Disasters Differently.’ Full testimony and recommendations are highlighted below.


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