Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2021

Catalog Description

This course is designed to explore the importance of cultural competence as a tool for reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. Cultural competence processes are critical for meeting public health needs in an increasingly diverse society. As such, public health professionals (practitioners and researchers) must be able to understand the diverse attitudes, beliefs, cultural characteristics, and health-related behaviors of many different populations, in order to optimally meet their public health needs (Njoku & Baker, 2019; Perez & Luquis, 2014). Emphasis will be placed on application of culturally-competent approaches in the planning and implementation of health promotion programs.

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Public Health Commons