April 06, 2016

Cultural Competency Resource Guide and White Paper


Cultural Competency Resource Guide and White Paper

The Southeastern Health Equity Council's Cultural Competency Committee released two new publications: "Cultural Competency: What is it and Why is it Necessary?" and the "Cultural Competency Resource Guide." "Cultural Competency: What is it and Why is it Necessary?" is a white paper defining "cultural competency" and explaining its importance and need in the alleviating issues of disparities within health care systems. Commonly used terms and concepts are explored in this paper. The "Cultural Competency Resource Guide" is a guide to resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency to share with members, stakeholders, and partners to help address cultural barriers with our health care systems. Additionally, this guide also includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency. Click here for links to these publications.