4197.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 3:10 PM

Abstract #18402

Cultural competency related to substance abuse and HIV/AIDS

Larry Seigel, MD, Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration, District of Columbia Department of Health, 825 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 3132, Washington, DC 20002, 202-442-5898, lsiegel@dchealth.com

Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS are the major cause of disability and death in urban America, as well as in many other parts of the world. Since race, ethnicity and culture play major roles in accessing the population as most risk, health must be addressed in ways that are culturally competent. This session will touch on special programs in inner city Washington, DC to address training of health care professionals in meeting the challenges of caring for marginalized, often disadvantaged, substance abusing HIV-positive persons.

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the rational for competency in organizing and delivering health care. 2. Acquire specific understanding of special needs of affected communities. 3. Learn about useful approaches to culturally competent health care

Keywords: Cultural Competency, HIV/AIDS

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA