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Diversity Statement

Disaster preparedness and response requires exceptional intellect, experience, creativity, and a wide range of skill sets and professional and individual perspectives. Bolante.NET’s ability to ensure it is on the cutting edge of disaster preparedness and response depends on a pool of exceptionally outstanding, talented instructors and consultants from diverse backgrounds to provide services related to violence and disaster prevention, preparation, response, and recovery.

Research shows that diverse teams working together and capitalizing on innovative ideas and distinct perspectives outperform homogenous teams. Responders from diverse, varied backgrounds and life experiences bring different perspectives, creativity, and individual experiences to address complex natural and human-made problems. Many benefits flow from a diverse disaster preparedness and response team, including:

  • Fostering threat assessment and response innovation
  •  Enhancing cross-functional cooperation, contributing to robust learning environments
  • Improving the quality of research, advancing the likelihood that underserved or health disparity populations participate and benefit from disaster preparedness and response research