Better Diabetes Care: Improving Cultural Competency

National Diabetes Education Program

This practical online resource is designed to help health care professionals across the country make a difference in the way diabetes is prevented and treated. The section on cultural competency provides an overview on cultural competency in health care. The webpage includes practical tips for clinicians, a brief rationale for cultural competence, successful Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) practices and perspectives, and a list of additional resources. Though designed for health care professionals treating patients with diabetes, this resource has relevance for all health care professionals treating patients from diverse backgrounds.


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