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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Enhancement of Cultural Competency of Health Workers
3144.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Enhancement of Cultural Competency of Health Workers
This poster session will spotlight papers which explore the idea of cultural competence, study aspects of the health and health care system related to cultural competency, and examine cultural variables related to successful prevention programs.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to:1) Describe ways of creating a culturally competent environment, services, and work force, 2) Define steps to providing linguistic access to services, 3) Compare the constructs of cultural competence and cultural sensitivity. 4) List required characteristics for successful program development regarding a child obesity camp program. 5) Discuss the problem of the insufficient supply of minority physicians in California. 6) Describe how cultural competency among health providers can reduce health disparities and improve patient outcomes. 7) Assess evidence on the effectiveness of cultural competency training programs on individual and or organizational performance.
Board 1Linking community to health care through cultural competence development
Dorcas Grigg-Saito, MS, Sheila Och, Evelyne Delori, FNP, Sonith Peou
Board 2Cultural sensitivity and cultural competence: Similar or different constructs?
Carolyn M. Tucker, PhD, Tamika R. Bailey, MSEd, Jessica D. Jones, BS, Anca Mirsu-Paun, MS, Jacob Van den Berg, MS, Lisa A. Ferdinand, MS
Board 3Health and fitness day camp program for obese and unfit children
David M. Bodick, MPH, Jennifer Nuovo, MD, Effie Hubbard Ruggles, MPH, Nancy Wongvipat, MPH
Board 4Why do Black and Hispanic Physicians Leave California?
Timothy T. Brown, PhD, Jenny X. Liu, Richard Scheffler, PhD
Board 5Managing Trainee and Staff Responses to Changing Demographics in Patients: A Model Cultural Competency Training Program
Michele Yehieli, DrPH, Mark Grey, PhD, Gene M. Lutz, PhD
Board 6What is the workforce's ability to address health disparities?. Examining the return on investments in building cultural competence
Christopher Ogolla, MPH, Joan Cioffi, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Administration
Endorsed by:Academic Public Health Caucus; Community Health Workers SPIG; Ethics Forum; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA