Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on April 16, 2016.
As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, public health professionals and health care providers must become culturally competent in their knowledge, development and implementation of practices informed by differing cultures, beliefs and attitudes. The social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients, and the community at large, are critical in ensuring positive health outcomes, particularly for the nation’s poor and underserved. Participants will learn about significant disparate health factors that contribute to the need for cultural competence in the health workforce, identify barriers and challenges in developing, implementing, and sustaining a cultural competent environment, and understand principles, strategies, and best practices for the development of a culturally competent public health and health care workforce.
The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.
This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact email@example.com.
About the Trainer
Cynthia M. Owens Harris, PhD, DABT
Dr. Cynthia M. Harris is Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health of Florida A&M University. Dr. Harris holds a BA (Honors) in Biology and an MA in Genetics from the Univ. of Kansas, as well as PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Meharry Medical College with concentration in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and toxicology. Dr. Harris was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Interdisciplinary Programs in Health of the Harvard SPH. From 1990-1996, Dr. Harris served as a staff toxicologist and branch chief of the Community Health Branch at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, where she was the first African American branch chief at ATSDR. Since her tenure at FAMU, she has been actively engaged in the general planning and development of the public health program. FAMU is the only HBCU that now also offers the MPH degree online. Dr. Harris is the Director of the FL Local Performance Site of the R-IV PHTC.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- define cultural competency.
- describe factors that contribute to the need for a culturally competent public health and health care workforce (e.g., health disparities)
- describe the significance and application of cultural competency for the public health and health care workforce.
- describe salient barriers and challenges to the development and sustaining of a culturally competent public health and health care workforce.
- describe best practices that contribute to the development and sustaining of a culturally competent public health and health care workforce.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module
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