Cultural Competence Training

Cultural Competence Training: Providing or gaining knowledge and improving skills to more effectively provide care to diverse populations.

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  • Assessment

    Evaluating cultural competence skills (pre- and post-training) and determining the need for cultural competence training in organizations. Evaluating the effectiveness of cultural competence training programs and curricula.

  • Continuing Education

    Requirements, curricula, and other training tools for teaching cultural competence in work settings or other non-degree educational situations.

  • Curricula Development

    Developing cultural competence training programs and courses of study in any setting.

  • Health Professions School Programs

    Requirements, curricula, and other training tools for use in medical, nursing, and other formal health professions degree programs.

A Retrospective Analysis of the Cultural Competence of Chiropractic Students in a Public Health Course


Diverse communities require chiropractors to be culturally competent to serve diverse populations. The purpose of this analysis is to describe the effect on knowledge and confidence to serve diverse populations following 6 hours of cultural competency training.


Communicating More for Less: Using Translation and Interpretation Technology to Serve Limited English Proficient Individuals


Increasingly, state and local governments are using translation and interpretation technology to provide services to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, often turning to technological innovations to complement the work of front-line staff, increase the efficiency of in-house translators and interpreters, or directly provide assistance to LEP individuals.


Language Access and the Law: Caring for the LEP Patient


Language Access and the Law in Healthcare is the nation's first e-learning program on this critical topic. The course is designed to increase physicians' knowledge of the business, medical (quality/safety) and legal reasons for providing language access services to patients. In particular, it will teach clinicians how to:


Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit


The Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit is a website and resource portal designed to provide information to members of the genetic counseling profession, students, and other interested health care providers and consumers.


If You Build It, Will They Come?

Blog entry

At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  we have gotten into the business of creating implementation tools. We finally realized that you can’t just publish research results and expect people to implement them.


Diversity Training v. Cultural Competency Training

Blog entry

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.


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



Organizational Profile

Our transdisciplinary team develops tools that address challenges throughout the care delivery continuum, including patient-provider communication, workflow management, and outreach to vulnerable populations. A significant section of the healthcare workforce is involved in communication with patients and the public on a daily basis.

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