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Diversity Training v. Cultural Competency Training

Posted In: Q&A

We get some great discussions on our CLAS-talk email discussion list and occasionally we share them here. They have been edited for brevity and clarity.

Questions

What are the differences between diversity training and education in cultural competency? How are these terms used and why does it matter?

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The “Good, Bad, and Ugly” of Cultural Competency Training: How Should We Respond to Feedback?

Posted In: Your Voices

Over the 25 plus years I’ve had the privilege of teaching about cultural competency and the care of diverse populations, I have learned many lessons about what works and doesn’t work in adult education. I have also received my share of positive and negative feedback.

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Cultural Friction Among Staff

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Question

I have heard of a situation where there is some difficulty brewing (friction, lack of unity, etc.) among interpreters related to each others cultures.  Can anyone can share ideas, resources, or experiences concerning intraorganizational cultural understanding, competency, and awareness?

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Ignatius Bau blogs from DiversityRx 2010

Posted In: Conference

For the first time, we asked conference attendees to submit blog postings about their experience. Our first correspondent was Ignatius Bau, who was also the first recipient of the DiversityRx 2010 National Champion for Health Equity and Quality award.

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Mexican Indigenous Languages

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We get some great questions and responses in our CLAStalk email discussion list and occasionally we share them here with the permission of the authors. These have been edited for brevity, privacy, and clarity.

 

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Where We are Now

Posted In: Your Voices

Four years ago, when I began working at NCQA, several projects were underway to address culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) and health care disparities in racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities.

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Welcome to the new DiversityRx!

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In 1996, Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care received a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to create one of the first websites devoted to culturally and linguistically competent health care.

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Putting on the final touches

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With over 700 people registered, the DiversityRx team is putting the final touches on the 2010 conference program, slated for October 18-21, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. The line-up of speakers and workshops is equally impressive: 

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