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|What Is Cultural Competency?|
Welcome to the Cultural Competency Section of our website.Please feel free to browse through this section for a comprehensive view of cultural competency. Highlighted items in this section are:
- A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
This guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care. An interactive Web-based version of the Guide is now available to help you plan, implement, and evaluate language access services.
- Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
This is a free online educational program designed specifically for nurses and is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The course features video-based case studies and interactive tools that can be completed anytime and anywhere to accommodate busy nurses.
- National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
The CLAS standards are primarily directed at health care organizations; however, individual providers are also encouraged to use the standards to make their practices more culturally and linguistically accessible. The principles and activities of culturally and linguistically appropriate services should be integrated throughout an organization and undertaken in partnership with the communities being served.
- A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
The cultural competency curricula offers information about a variety of cultural, language services and organizational issues using a variety of engaging case studies and real feedback from providers in health care settings. This program equips physicians with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve and earn CME, CNE and CEU credit.
- OMH Introduces Language Services Guide for Healthcare Organizations
A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations is now available from OMH. The guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care.
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Last Modified: 07/07/2008 01:21:00 PM