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Cultural Competency in Health Services and Care – A Guide for Health Care Providers

This guide is intended to increase the knowledge, understanding, and skills of those who provide health care in cross-cultural situations.

The Washington State Department of Health is pleased to announce a new resource to help health care providers serving diverse populations of patients.  A law passed in 2006 requiring all health care providers licensed by the department to receive multicultural health awareness education and training.

This guide is intended to increase the knowledge, understanding, and skills of those who provide health care in cross-cultural situations.

The guide is available help broaden your awareness of health disparities, provide a better understanding of why cultural competency is important, and illustrate some of the resources available to you.  There are several online resources that offer continuing education credits. There are also resources with important information and statistics on the populations you serve. 

For questions about this project, please contact Kris Reichl at Kristin.reichl@doh.wa.gov or (360) 236-4985.

 

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