One very important component related to race is culture. Cultural beliefs and customs can have a large influence on health attitudes and behaviors. Cultural competence within organizations and in public health is very important. For many years I had the pleasure of serving as a chairperson leading university multicultural initiatives. During this time I completed anti-racism training through Crossroads, had the opportunity to work with individuals who helped to build Georgetown University Cultural Competence Center, and work with city and local organizations who work to bring awareness and resolution to these issues and work toward dismantling racial disparities.
Question to Answer:
Please follow the links below to learn more about cultural competency and let me know what your thoughts are.
- What professional experience do you have in these areas?
- Have organizations that you have been affiliated with had any cultural competence training goals and requirements? ( work with DOHMH NYC for 3 years and they have no training that I am aware of bc I was never training on this topic ) - Feel free to take the cultural competence assessment by following the link provided below at the National Center for Cultural Competence and, if you would like, post and discuss your results.
Please 250 word minimum / APA style (in-text citing and references (2 or more)) / strong academic writing. no plagiarism please.
NIH. (2016). Cultural Respect. Retrieved from http://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/cultural-respect
Explanation & Answer
Running head: CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Cultural competence is an imperative aspect of the public health environment and in any
aspect of care in general. I learned about cultural competence during my research on various
platforms and in the course of training. I understood it deals with recognizing the views and
beliefs of others as one deals with them. Such cultural sensitivity helps one to relate with others
who share different views ...