As we tackle the disproportionate burden of chronic illness and access to quality health care of an increasingly diverse population, it is critical to infuse cultural and linguistic competence in all sectors of health care training. To reach the Healthy People 2020 goal of eliminating health disparities, health and human services education must provide the knowledge and experience to understand the root causes of health disparities, as well as strategies to advance ongoing cultural and linguistic competence.
Chernett, Nancy L.; Yuen, Elaine; Toth-Cohen, Susan; and Simmons, Robert
"An Innovative Interprofessional Course: Cultural Humility and Competence,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE): Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol1/iss1/4