Curriculum Outline for Training in Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Curriculum Outline for Training in Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Goal:

Ensure that all individuals residing in Florida, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, language, country of origin, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, educational/intellectual levels, and physical/mental ability have access to and receive quality health/mental health care.

Objectives: 

  • To improve on the quality of health care delivered to all Floridians
  • To increase the number of health professionals who are culturally and linguistically competent
  •  To begin, enhance, or enrich the journey to cultural and linguistic competency.

Strategies: 

Provide curriculum in cultural and linguistic competency in an experiential and interactive format designed to foster changes in beliefs, attitudes, and practices of health care providers and support staff.

 

Educate participants

  • on the differences between equity and equality and diversity and cultural and linguistic competency
  • the CLAS standards-Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services
  • on the disparities involving racial and ethnic minorities i­n the nation and in Florida
  • on the importance of self-awareness as it pertains to bias, stereotypes, beliefs, and attitudes

Train participants

  • on the skill sets need to achieve cultural and linguistic competency
  • signs and symptoms involved in culturally and linguistically competent health care delivery
  • self-awareness
  • signs and symptoms of cultural  and linguistic differences
    • language
    • medicines/ alternative treatments
    • Addictions/Substance Abuse
    • body and body image issues
    • intimacy
    • sexually transmitted diseases
    • immigration
  • Legal issues
  • Practice implications
    • Economic and workforce issues

Practice Opportunities for Participants

  • Self-awareness
  • Case studies
  • New learning opportunities
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