Cultural Competency

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An Important Skill Set for the 21st Century | NebGuide. This article provides answers to all the above questions in a relatively short and readable format. Click here to read the article. (article)

Cultural Competence: The Nuts & Bolts of Diversity & Inclusion | Diversity Officer Magazine. This article clarifies definitions, explains processes for developing cultural competence, and highlights the importance of building culturally competent organizations. Click here to read the article. (article)

Improving Patient Care | FPM. This online tool features case studies from the medical field, but you do not need a medical background to understand and respond to the cultural competence questions in this interactive tool by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Click here to read the article. (article)

Cultural Competency | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This webpage gives a brief description of cultural competency and provides additional resources for you to explore. Click here to watch the video and learn more. (webpage with 7:30-min. video and additional resources)

FYS 101: Cultural Competence & Humility | Syracuse University Libraries. To date, there is no one definition of cultural competence as definitions have evolved from diverse perspectives, interests and needs. Click here to learn more. (webpage with 2:30-min. video and additional resources)

Diversity and Cultural Competency | ACL. Find minority and LGBT resources compiled by the Administration for Community Living. Click here to learn more. (webpage with additional resources)

DiversityRx: Improving Health Care for a Diverse World. The purpose of DiversityRx is to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities by supporting those who develop and provide health services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic differences presented by diverse populations. Click here to learn more. (webpage with additional resources)

National Center for Cultural Competence | Georgetown University. The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education, and advocacy. Click here to learn more. (webpage with additional resources)

Cultural Humility | Juliana Mosley, Ph.D. | TEDxWestChester. The current state of affairs relative to social justice issues (race, gender, sexual identity and expression, religion, and socio-economic status) shows us that the need for diversity and inclusion in our society is greater than ever. The diversity and inclusion concept of cultural humility is a current instrument being employed by institutions and organizations that seek to achieve cultural transformation. Juliana believes that through conscious consideration, we can be proactive in preparing for and adhering to the inevitable changes in society. Click here to watch the video. (16:45-min. video)

It’s (past) time to appreciate cultural diversity | Hayley Yeates | TED Institute. With tart humor, Hayley Yeates makes the case that investing in cultural diversity is just as important as fostering gender diversity. Click here to watch the talk. (8:45-min. video)

“An International Approach: Cultural Humility” | David Mosher & Kimendran Chetty | TEDxUNT. David Mosher discusses his take on humility and the battle for cultural superiority. Kimendran Chetty shares his passion over US education to incite public dialogue. Click here to watch the video. (13-min. video)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Reading List and Resources | UMSL Libraries. This reading list has been developed to assist faculty, staff, and students in gaining understanding and appreciation of DEI issues in our society. Click here to access the list. (webpage with additional resources)