3125.0 Importance of Cultural Competency in Public Health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
Session Objectives: -Describe components involved in designing and evaluating culturally competent programs to reach hard to reach populations -Identify essential factors involved in facilitating organizational cultural competence of post-secondary health-related academic units -Discuss the benefits of diverse collaborations in addressing health disparities

10:30 AM
10:48 AM
Reaching hard-to-reach populations to address hepatitis B disparities: Lessons learned from the B Free CEED legacy pilot program
Shijian Li, PhD, MSW, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Weerasinghe Isha, MSc, Kay Chun, MD, Catlin Rideout, MPH, Ivy Lee, Chau-Trinh Shevrin, DrPH and Mariano Rey, MD
11:06 AM
11:24 AM
Organizational cultural competence in post-secondary health-related academic units
Laura Dotson, MS-MPH, Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, MPH and Betsy Haughton, EdD, RD, LDN
11:42 AM
Program and policy development to address health inequities in a local public health department
Aaron Gardner, MA, Wendy Betancourt, MPH, Marshare Penny, MPH, Veronica Hilton, MA and Manasseh Nwaigwe, MPH, MBA, MPTh

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health