5086.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Special Session: Reducing Health Disparities--Education & Training

It is increasingly recognized that cultural competence is essential for success of individual and community-based health programs. The DHHS Office of Minority Health has issued draft Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care (CLAS). Many public and private health care delivery agencies and organizations are facing increasingly diverse clientele. While there is evidence that many organizations are sensitive to the need for a culturally competent organization and workforce, it is clear that most find this challenging. What are these organizations doing to educate and train a culturally competent workforce? What should they be doing? This session will address these questions and other issues including major approaches to cultural competence training, the limitation and potential of current methods to assess and teach cultural competence, the need for standards for individuals and organizations, and effective curriculum and evaluative measures in a variety of organizations
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Eli Capilouto, DMD, MPH, ScD
Organizer(s):Carol Easley Allen, PhDRN
Eli Capilouto, DMD, MPH, ScD
10:30 AMAcademia's Response to Professional Diversity: Standing Up to the Challenge
Kathleen R Miner, PhD, MPH, CHES
10:55 AMA Conceptual Framework for Achieving Cultural Competence in Health Care: Implications for Education and Training
Tawara D Goode
11:10 AMCultural Competence for Hispanic-Serving Health Profession Schools
Elena Rios
11:40 AMCultural Competence Training: Where do we go from here?
Julia Puebla Fortier
Sponsor:APHA-Special Sessions

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA