Upcoming events...

Cultural Competency TOT
Monday, October 20, 2008
9:00 am
Seattle, WA

In the news...

Health Disparities & Minority Organ Donation/Transplantation
CCHCP's Ira SenGupta presented to Kaiser Permanente’s Transplant Coordinators Conference in San Francisco.
CCHCP, 05/28/2008

Northwest Resource Center Receives OMH Grant
The Office of Minority Health, Region X, has awarded a grant to CCHCP's Resource Center to fund development of an outreach program for health and social services professionals working with minority and underserved populations.
CCHCP, 04/14/2008

Current events and initiatives

Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations Conference - Join CCHCP
Minneapolis, MN - September 21-24, 2008
Join us at the Sixth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations to focus on culturally-competent healthcare and disparities reduction in the U.S.

Ira SenGupta, Executive Director of CCHCP, will speak on "Enhancing recruitment and retention of diverse populations in cancer clinical trials: A cultural competency training program for Oncologist/Researchers" with our partners in the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT). Ira will also be moderating multiple sessions. Anne Turner, NW Resource Center Director, will be joining a panel discussion titled "Reaching thousands: Using the internet to improve outreach, collaboration, and information dissemination".

More details about CCHCP presentations and schedules can be found here ...

Results from CC Training Survey
A collaboration between Diversity RX - Resources in Cross Cultural Health Care, Julia Puebla Fortier, Director and the NW Resource Center on CLAS and Health Disparities
Developed to learn more about the needs of the professionals who purchase or deliver cultural competence training within hospitals, health care organizations, and other institutions. Some of the main areas explored include:

  • criteria for identifying and evaluating training options and models
  • use of accredited vs. non‐accredited training
  • preferences for various training formats
  • opinions on national standard for cultural competence training elements

Download the review (PDF file).

Upcoming CC Training of Trainers Institute
Seattle, WA - October 20-24, 2008
Join Ira SenGupta, Executive Director of the Cross Cultural Health Care Program for a Cultural Competence Training of Trainers Institute in October. This institute provides an intensive 5-day training for organizations to meet mandates and recommendations while sharing tools for quality staff and provider cultural competency education programs focused on ending health disparities. Please see the Cultural Competency Training portion of our website for more information or email Ira SenGupta to request registration forms or more information.

New! Advanced Cultural Competency Training Workshops
A new series of advanced training workshops has been developed by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.  Designed to be taught in an 8-hour format, the trainings focus on strategies to end health disparities and on achieving health equity for medically-underserved communities. Each of the advanced trainings is presented with short background information and learning objectives.

A variety of interactive instructional methods will be utilized to deliver the content. Relevant case scenarios will assist in skills building. The recommended strategies will enhance effective cross cultural communications and the creation and sustaining of effective personal and professional partnerships for health, social and human services. Please see the Cultural Competency Training portion of our website for more information or email Ira SenGupta to request more information.

Now available: 
Catalog of CCHCP's bilingual medical glossaries in 21 different languages.
Download the catalog as a pdf file.

Since 1992, the CCHCP has been addressing broad cultural issues that impact the health of individuals and families in ethnic minority communities in Seattle and nationwide. Through cultural competency trainings, medical interpreter trainings, research projects, community coalition building, The Northwest Resource Center, and other services, the CCHCP serves as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. More about our history ~

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