The purpose of this two-hour Peer-to-Peer Practice Advancement Session is to discuss the key barriers and challenges and identify promising practices and strategies for reaching racial and ethnic, immigrant and limited English proficient (LEP) populations in times of emergencies. The session will begin with a brief introduction of Panelists and their diversity and preparedness programs and move into a discussion of experiences and lessons learned working with minorities in public health emergencies. As part of this initial dialogue, panelists will address the continuum of behavior, knowledge and attitudes of minorities before, during and after emergency events and will identify the programmatic and policy challenges to meeting their distinct needs. Panelists will then engage in a discussion to identify promising practices and strategies, particularly as they relate to communication, community partnerships, the CLAS standards, drills and exercises, and other key areas of preparedness necessary for reaching minority populations. The session will conclude with Panelists recommending a core set of priorities and strategies for integrating minorities into preparedness planning and implementation.