Cultural Competence and Global Leadership

This program is targeted to a public health audience and covers some key definitions and concepts included in the Cultural Competence Continuum. It looks at changes in demographics and what it means in terms of health disparities for racial and ethnic minority populations. The program discusses the rationale for cultural competence and reviews research conducted during the last 30 years on cultural differences and global leadership. Participants will learn about:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Cultural Competence
  2. Changes in Demographics
  3. Health Disparities
  4. Rational for Cultural Competence
  5. Cultural Intelligence
  6. Intercultural Conflict Style and Strategies

Community Needs Assessment Cultural Competence Data Utilization Health Equity

Cultural Diversity, Health Disparities and Public Health

A primary aim of this course is to provide public health professionals with a broad overview of cultural diversity issues with a focus on race/ethnicity and gender. Health disparities, a major public health problem of interest, is discussed using cultural diversity as the conceptual framework for thinking about the role of the public health community and health policy solutions for addressing these issues. As a part of this process, course participants are exposed to introductory cultural diversity concepts. In addition, participants also have an opportunity to engage in critical thinking regarding the current social and health problems that impact the public’s health, particularly racial minorities.

Cultural Competence Health Equity

Diversity and Cultural Competency in Public Health Settings – Basic Level

The purpose of this course is to provide public health practitioners with the awareness and knowledge to incorporate diversity and cultural competency concepts, tools, and techniques into their daily work. It is expected that by the end of this course that each participant will be conversant in issues related to culture and health, health disparities, and community health models designed to close the gap in health disparities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe the demographic trends and epidemiological trends related to diverse populations in the United States and abroad
  2. To compare and contrast diversity and cultural competency in the public health context
  3. To identify a framework to design culturally competent public health care services for diverse populations

Cultural Competence Health Equity Strategic Planning

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

AMCHP is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP’s website includes a calendar of events, policy and advocacy resources, information on  MCH topics, and a searchable database of best practices.

Chronic Disease Community Needs Assessment Cultural Competence EBP Implementation Home Visiting Intimate Partner Violence Life Course Model Patient-centered Medical Home

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