269831 Cultural Competence: Toward Eliminating the Risk of Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Saturday, October 27, 2012 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Linda Alexander, EdD , Department of Health Behavior, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, KY
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the role of culturally competent physicians and public health practitioners in reducing smoking attributable disease across the tobacco-continuum. The differences among knowledge, attitudes, about patients and populations that use tobacco and the role of tobacco in population health will be highlighted. Additionally the practice competencies necessary to reduce the burden of tobacco in communities and diverse populations will be discussed, using the report as a guide.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Define Tobacco-Related Health Disparities. Explain the role of cultural competency in eliminated tobacco related health disparity. Discuss the three domains of cultural competency education in the context of toabcco-related health disparities. List two examples of tobacco-related health disparities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a public health professional for over 25 years, teach as a member of the graduate faculty in an ASPH certified program, developed courses in cultural competency and health disparities, served as a member of the ASPH DrPH competencies development project, co-chaired the AAMC/ASPH expert panel on cultural competence and co-authored the Cultural Competence Education for Students in Medicine and Public Health report used as the basis for the Learning Institute.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.