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Cultural Competency Lecture Series

The staff in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion believe that developing and enhancing cultural competency is an life-long process that helps us to better understand ourselves and others, communicate effectively, and work across cultures. As we are all cultural beings who possess multiple identities, including but not limited to race and ethnicity, sex and gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status, understanding how our own identities and others' intersect is critical to developing cultural competency. The Cultural Competency Lecture Series provides opportunities to learn about various aspects of diversity and develop tools for working in a complex and multicultural health care system.

Cultural competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Cultural competence in health care is being sensitive to issues related to culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, social class and economic situation.

Recent Lectures

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January 23, 2013

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: One Woman's Journey (video)

Dr. Sheryl Heron, Emory University

October 4, 2012

Reducing Sedentary Behaviors in Minority Populations

September 13, 2012

Women Don't Ask

June 14, 2012

LGBT Patient-Centered Care Webinar

June 1, 2012

Meaningful Engagement: Increasing Minority Participation in Research in an Academic Health Center

May 10, 2012

Hypertension among Hispanics in the United States

April 26, 2012

Multicultural Communication Month: Engaging Differences: A Dialogue around Definitions, Challenges & Strategies

March 29, 2012

Celebrating Women's History Month: Diversi-Tea with Senator Avel Gordly

February 16, 2012

Black History Month: "Do You See Me?" Reflections of the African American Experience