Cultural Competency Tools
What is "Cultural Competency"? What does it do?
Members of vulnerable populations face many and diverse challenges in getting assess to the healthcare they need. Some of those challenges arise because they have healthcare needs that are different from the non-vulnerable population, or specific to their issue, or the combined effects of various factors that comprise their situation.
Do I need to do the training?
It cannot hurt to look at the resources, or complete a training, and can only but enrich your understanding of the members of the vulnerable populations, empower you in connecting with them and helping them assess the healthcare they need, as well as enable you to participate in the learning and empowering of vulnerable patients in understanding their health issues, their needs, and their ability to obtain care.
How can I see these resources?
We have compiled here all the cultural competency training tools that our LIPs have found, used, or developed in the course of the IMPACT project, that is: developing Local Innovation Partnerships and implementing them, as well as designing, implementing and evaluating our 6 context-specific organizational interventions in Primary Health Care to improve the access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations. We invite you to consult these resources, adapt them to your needs, as well as to share them with us so we can all participate in a wide-reach capacity building strategy to increase the knowledge and the skills of various communities and individuals of vulnerable populations, who work with these populations, or who work to reduce health inequity.
You can also connect with us if you have any questions about these resources, how to use them, or if you have suggestions for other resources for our website.