Culturally Competent Care

Culturally Competent Care Monday, March 16, 2009

According to the National Center for Cultural Competence, providing culturally competent health care services requires an understanding of: 


  • cultural beliefs, values, traditions and practices;
  • culturally defined, health-related needs of individuals, families and communities;
  • culturally based belief systems of the etiology of illness and disease and those related to health and healing; and
  • attitudes toward seeking help from health care providers.

The featured innovations describe culturally competent programs that serve diverse populations.  

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