Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity (CHFCD) in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, New Jersey) was established in 1997, and is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in promoting culturally-responsive, quality health care for diverse populations. The CHFCD recognizes that persisting racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care are major clinical, public health, and societal problems. Our approach to developing cultural competency involves a systems/ecological perspective, a focus on life-long professional and personal learning, and collaboration with key stakeholders and constituency groups. CHFCD faculty have provided multicultural education and training to residents and medical and public health students at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as to numerous health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Technical assistance/training/consultation has also been provided to academic medical centers, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, managed care plans, community organizations, governmental agencies, and medical communications and pharmaceutical companies. Topic areas addressed include: developing clinical and organizational cultural competence; caring for patients with limited English proficiency, caring for patients with health literacy challenges, participatory quality improvement; and cross-cultural health promotion and disease prevention in multicultural communities.

City: 
New Brunswick
State: 
New Jersey

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