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Cultural Competency: Training Tools for Physicians and Others


The Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health and Human Services offers a series of training tools for physicians and others including:

Cultural Competency Curriculum for Emergency Responders: This set of courses is designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to cultural competency to help lessen racial and ethnic health care disparities brought on by disaster situations.

New Mexico Department of Health: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Toolkit: This toolkit contains New Mexico Department of Health CLAS Assessment Recommendations, a list of the 14 CLAS Standards, definition of terms, implementation of language access service strategies, resources, and helpful links.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Literacy Training: The health literacy section of the CDC Web site offers links, resources, and training materials for health professionals to find out more about the topic and earn continuing education credits in the process.

Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health Centers: Hispanics have a higher prevalence of diabetes and are disproportionately burdened with the complications and disability from diabetes. This report describes the development of a learning network project that included interventions and needs assessments at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population.

And many more...


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  • Original Summary: 05/2011
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Last updated: July 20, 2011.