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.

Building Liaisons with Latino Communities

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The following series of videos were filmed at the University of Georgia with a live studio audience of public information officers and edited into thematic units. They feature the expertise of Leslie Rodriguez, Pierluigi Mancini, Rosa Solorzano, Natalie Hernandez and Lynn Beatty, all members of the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia.

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Resident Self-Evaluation of Five Levels of Cultural Competence

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This tool is intended to evaluate a medical resident's level of cultural proficiency. The tool assesses cultural competence in five levels and makes recommendations for what level residents should be expected to accomplish. This tool can be used to assess curricula developed to improve resident's cultural and linguistic competence during residency.

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New York University Culture and Psychiatry Curriculum

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In 2008, NYU piloted a new required course with 14 one hour meetings devoted to culture and psychiatry for third year psychiatry residents. This curriculum was informed by a study sponsored by the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry's Cultural Committee, as well as the American Psychiatric Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program.

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Improving Communication with Elders of Different Cultures

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This online training module provides information on how to recognize barriers to communication with elders who are culturally or ethnically diverse and provides culturally sensitive approaches to elicit information and promote shared decision-making and mutual respect.

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How to Work Effectively with Trained Interpreters: A Training for Physicians, Residents and Medical Students

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This toolkit contains resources for either a 1-hour or 2-hour classroom training for health care professionals. The goal of the training is to improve the participant’s communication with patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) by learning techniques for working effectively with interpreters.

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Curricula Enhancement Module Series

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Developed for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, this curricula enhancement module series was designed to increase the capacity of human service organizations to incorporate principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence into all aspects of their leadership training.

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Crossing Cultures: Five Simple Steps to Improve Health by Improving Communication

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In this 13 minute video Dr. Pat Walker shows how to improve care to patients from around the world. Through actual in-clinic interactions with patients from Ethiopia, Sudan, Cambodia, Laos, and Russia, Dr. Walker, Rob Carlson PA-C and Carlos Franco MD demonstrate how to apply a simple method to improve any cross-cultural encounter, called the LEARN model.

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Blueprint for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education

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This Blueprint for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education is intended as a guide to assure that core knowledge, attitudes, and skills specific to developing cultural competence are being addressed in physical therapy education programs.

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Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Outcomes in Multicultural Education

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This journal article explores the differences between traditional cultural competence models and cultural humility. The authors argue that the traditional notion of competence in clinical training as a detached mastery of a theoretically finite body of knowledge may not be appropriate for this area of physician education.

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Cultures in the Clinic

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Cultures in the Clinic has expertise in cultural medicine, cultural epidemiology, culture as it affects the practice of clinical medicine, clinic operations.

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