Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency is a developmental process defined as a set of values, principles, behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable health professionals to work effectively across racial, ethnic, and linguistically diverse groups.

This CE course is approved by ICHWC for 1 continuing education units (CEP #100095).

Learning Objectives:

  • After completing this presentation, you will be able to:
  • Define cultural competence and linguistic competence.
  • Identify racial and ethnic groups disproportionately affected by diabetes.
  • Describe cultural influences on health and health-related outcomes.
  • Identify barriers to culturally competent care.
  • Describe strategies for achieving cultural competence for educators teaching about diabetes prevention.