This is a recording of the Adobe Connect Webinar that was held on April 18, 2016. A link will be sent to you within 10 minutes of registering. Please check your junk/spam folder if you have not received the confirmation in that time period.
Primary Target Audience: Public health professionals working a variety of public health settings including all levels of governmental public health, nonprofit organizations, healthcare and academia.
As the Nation continues to become increasingly diverse, public health professionals and health care providers must become culturally competent in their knowledge, development and implementation of practices informed by differing cultures, beliefs and attitudes. The social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients, and the community at large, are critical in ensuring positive health outcomes, particularly for the Nation’s poor and underserved. Participants will learn about significant disparate health factors that contribute to the need for cultural competence in the health workforce, identify barriers and challenges in developing, implementing, and sustaining a cultural competent environment, and understand principles, strategies, and best practices for the development of a culturally competent public health and health care workforce.
Learning objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia M. Harris is Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health of Florida A&M University. Dr. Harris holds a BA (Honors) in Biology and an MA in Genetics from the Univ. of Kansas, as well as PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Meharry Medical College with concentration in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and toxicology. Dr. Harris was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Interdisciplinary Programs in Health of the Harvard SPH. From 1990-1996, Dr. Harris served as a staff toxicologist and branch chief of the Community Health Branch at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, where she was the first African American branch chief at ATSDR. Since her tenure at FAMU, she has been actively engaged in the general planning and development of the public health program. FAMU is the only HBCU that now also offers the MPH degree online. Dr. Harris is the Director of the FL Local Performance Site of the R-IV PHTC.
This is a recording of the Adobe Connect Webinar that was held on April 18, 2016. You will receive a link to the recording within 10 minutes after you register. If you have not received an email with the link, please check your spam/junk folder.
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