Thursday, August 19, 2010

Think Cultural Health: Bridging Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health

This a great resource site. Doctors and Nurses can also earn educational credits as they use the material provided. SV

With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern and attention.

Providers can take the first step to improve the quality of health care services given to diverse populations. By learning to be more aware of their own cultural beliefs and more responsive to those of their patients, providers can think in ways they might not have before. That can lead to self-awareness, and over time, changed beliefs and attitudes that will translate into better health care.

This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. You may access free online courses accredited for continuing education credit as well as supplementary tools to help you and your organization promote respectful, understandable, and effective care to your increasingly diverse patients.

Think Cultural Health

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