Assessing health disparities and staff cultural competency within a Connecticut community health center network
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Identify disparities among demographic groups in health outcomes related to diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension that commonly exist among federally qualified community health center (FQHC) patients. Describe components of FQHC staff cultural competency that present opportunities for strengthening. Explain barriers to achieving optimal staff cultural competency among agencies providing care for the medically underserved. Formulate recommendations for health care administrators to increase efficacy of cultural competency trainings for staff with the goal of reducing health disparities.
Keyword(s): Health Disparities, Cultural Competency
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was one of five students who conducted this research as part of a community health practicum course at Yale School of Public Health. I am an MPH graduate student studying Chronic Disease Epidmiology and have experience in nutrition, epidemiology, global health, and health disparities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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