Think Cultural Health: Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs

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Think Cultural Health: Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs

Description

This Web site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. It includes free online courses accredited for continuing education credit, as well as supplementary tools to help health care providers and organizations promote respectful, understandable, and effective care. Free registration is required to access some of these tools.

This site includes the following training materials:

  • A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care : free online educational program accredited for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists
  • The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Facilitator’s Guide : companion to A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
  • Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring : free online training program accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the National Association of Social Workers
  • Culturally Competent Curriculum Modules: education programs for family physicians and physician assistants
  • Health Care Language Services Implementation Guide : Web-based interactive tool to assist health care organizations in planning, implementing, and evaluating language access services

This Web site also includes the following sections:

  • Think Cultural Health News
  • Resources and materials
    • Cultural competency legislation
    • Accreditation information
    • National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care
    • Cultural competency information
      • Publications and tools
      • Other online resources

Developer:

Office of Minority Health; Science Applications International Corporation

Funding Sources:

Office of Minority Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: July 2006
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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