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What now? Assessing and Improving Cultural Intelligence & Diversity in your Organization

  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital POB Meijer Conf Center 305 Lafayette Avenue Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Course Description:

The increasing diversity of the nation brings opportunities and challenges for health care providers, health care systems, and policy makers to create and deliver culturally competent services. Cultural competence is defined as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients.1 A culturally competent health care system can help improve health outcomes and quality of care, and can contribute to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. Examples of strategies to move the health care system towards these goals include providing relevant training on cultural competence and cross-cultural issues to health professionals and creating policies that reduce administrative and linguistic barriers to patient care.

 

 

Course Link:
http://www.maryfreebed.com
CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski
616-840-8292
bonita.pawloski@maryfreebed.com