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.

Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: Community Health Worker Program

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This online course features a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the "Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication," as described in the "Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication" training.

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Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

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This online course is a self-directed training course for physicians and other health care professionals with a specific interest in cultural competency in the provision of care.

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Multicultural Health Series Facilitator's Guide

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This collection of 10 video (and DVD) case studies and training materials was designed for health care professionals who work with ethnically and culturally diverse populations. The curriculum is meant to educate providers about the meaning and importance of cultural competence in health care. Each video case study is accompanied by facilitator notes and participant handouts.

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Manager's Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals

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This guide is designed to help managers and administrators of health care organizations select the right kind of cultural competence trainer to fit the needs of the health care professionals working in their organizations. It complements and should be used with the Principles and Recommended Standards for the Cultural Competence Education of Health Care Professionals.

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Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training Program

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The purpose of this online training program is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of health literacy and demonstrate the importance of health literacy within public health practice. The course provides an overview of health literacy, why health literacy matters, and how physicians can apply it to their practice. The course takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

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Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication

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This is a web-based course that invites learners to spend time thinking about and developing their own responses to a variety of ideas and situations about culture, communication and public health. Learners will explore the meaning of culture, methods of communication, and strategies for communicating more effectively by taking part in

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Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health

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This continuing education course developed by the American Medical Association provides physicians with specific public health and preventive medicine strategies to apply in medical practice in order to improve the health of vulnerable populations. New episodes are uploaded on an ongoing basis and old episodes can be found in the Archives section of the website.

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doc.com

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A web-based curriculum resource, doc.com includes 41 learning modules on healthcare communication skills. Each of doc.com's learning modules presents key principles, evidence-based recommendations, and a behavior skills checklist.

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Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring

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The Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNMs) are a case-based curriculum designed to help nurses better meet the cultural and linguistic needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. This web-based course will teach nurses how to develop skills for effective interactions with diverse patient populations so that quality of care for these populations are enhanced.

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Assessing the Impact of Cultural Competency Training Using Participatory Quality Improvement Methods

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The primary aim of this Aetna Foundation-funded study was to assess whether integrating a cultural competency training program into ongoing quality improvement activities at two large urban family practices affiliated with a medical school would result in: improved physician knowledge, skills, attitudes, and comfort levels relating to the care of patients from diverse backgrounds; and increased

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