Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
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|Description:||This training discusses the issue of cultural competency and the impact on delivery of public health and healthcare services as well as what the healthcare industry must do in order to be compliant with national legislation.|
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- To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health
- To outline the demographic distribution of people by language and race in the United States
- To discuss cultural competence in the healthcare setting and how this relates to Title VI legislation
- To state the laws concerning cultural competence
- To outline the process of achieving cultural competency according to the cultural competency continuum, and
- To list the standards for measuring cultural competency in the healthcare industry
Lauren N. Bradley, MHS
Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Allison George, MPH, CPH, MCHES
|Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:|
Brandolyn White, MPH, CHES
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1|
|Identify special populations in the community that may be significant in addressing public health problems (V.A.1)|
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1|
|4A5. Addresses the diversity of individuals and populations when implementing policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community (4: Cultural Competency Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 1, Function 3: Engage with community organizations to foster public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health social networks|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.5. Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.|
Modern Language Association. Language Map. Accessed October 2011at : http://arcgis.mla.org/mla/default.aspx.
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. Cultural Competence Continuum Informational Handout. Accessed on October 11, 2011 at http://nccc.georgetown.edu/projects/sids/dvd/continuum.pdf.
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. 2010. Slide presentation: Infusing Cultural and Linguistic Competency into Care for the MCH Population. Accessed in October 2011 at http://www.anthc.org/chs/epicenter/upload/PL5_Bronheim.pdf
National Census Bureau. American Fact Finder. 2011. Accessed October 2011 at http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Developing a Self-Assessment Tool for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Local Public Health Agencies: Final Report 2003; Office of Minority Health. Accessed October 2011at http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/pdf/checked/LPHAs_FinalReport.pdf.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care. March 2001. Washington, D.C. Accessed October 2011 at http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/pdf/checked/executive.pdf.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care. DHHS. March 2001. (PowerPoint slideshow provided by Christina Harlan.)
US Department of Justice. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Page Updated July 30, 2014. Accessed September 2014 at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/titlevi.php.
US Department of Justice. Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/Pubs/TitleVIEng.pdf.