Cultural Competency Training
Our local communities continue to have more and more people from various geographic areas and diverse cultural backgrounds. A good understanding of these differences can help you to work better in cross-cultural situations. By increasing your level of cultural competence, you can better communicate with people who are different from you. This means more effectively reaching, treating, and understanding your patients.
Here is some information that may be useful:
- The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.
- Waiting for Health Equity: A Graphic Novel - written by Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved and Illustrated by Ruben Chavez
- Low-income communities of color grow healthier through community organizing
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publish first national study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth and unhealthy behavior. (Transgender youth and data from Colorado were not included in the study)
- Cultural Competency Training: Colorado Access offers a free training program for providers. Understanding your patients will enhance the services you provide. It will also improve the effectiveness of your workplace. To schedule a training, please call 1-800-511-5010.
- Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued its report of the NIH commissioned study The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) releases LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee 2012 Report
- The Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN) has released Qualified Interpreting for Quality Health Care: A Training Video for Clinical Staff on How to Work with Interpreters