1006.0 Cultural Competence Education for Students in Medicine and Public Health: A Teaching and Training Module to Bolster Community Health Across the Lifespan

Saturday, October 27, 2012: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LI Course
CE Hours: 6 contact hours
Partnership: Association for Schools of Public Health, American Association of Medical Colleges, APHA Environmental Health Section, APHA Science Board, APHA Medical Caucus,Alcohol,Tobacco &Other Drugs Section, Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of the Institute is to utilize the recently published cultural competencies for medicine and public health to facilitate the teaching and learning of selected attitudes, knowledge and practice skills critical for a patient centered community-based approach towards positive population health outcomes. This competency set serves as an exemplar for the required domains of learning that competent graduates of professional programs should be able to demonstrate upon graduation. Moreover, the cultural competency report includes case studies and tailored pedagogical guidance to achieve improvement and mastery and aid in the development and evaluation of education and training programs in medicine and public health. The competencies are designed to be taught and practiced in an interactive environment with a diverse audience desiring an interprofessional experience as part of their practice preparation. Participants will be introduced to the broad set of competencies deemed critical for professional education by a panel of experts and receive copies of the published report. Examples from the areas of Environmental Justice, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer and Tobacco Disparities in Health will be presented and showcased as content- specific areas that require competency in the three domains of learning. Experts in each of these areas will contribute to the presentation using both didactic and interactive learning techniques. Participants will be expected to interact with both the Institute presenters and each other. Discussions will be encouraged as a part of the learning experience and participants will be able to seek guidance from the experts on their particular learning needs.
Session Objectives: Articulate the importance of a cross-over learning approach for medicine and public health Describe barriers to incorporating cultural competency education in medical school training List two examples of the relationship between cultural competency and Environmental Justice issues List two examples of the relationship between cultural competency and Tobacco-Related Health Disparity List two examples of the relationship between cultural competency and Cancer Health Disparities

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Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)