Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities

About the Course:

This course reviews a publication generated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The information in this report is intended to help health care decision makers, patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.

Publication Date:

Comparative Effectiveness Review, Number 170, (2016)


Richard G. Kronick, Ph.D.

Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S.

Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement

Stephanie Chang, M.D., M.P.H.

Evidence-based Practice Center Program, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement

Aysegul Gozu, M.D., M.P.H.

Task Order Officer, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement

Recommended For:

Health care decision makers, patients and clinicians. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To identify current system, clinic, provider, and individual-level intervention models for people with disabilities, and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations as well as racial/ethnic minorities.

  2. To determine the effectiveness of interventions to improve culturally appropriate care for these client groups.

  3. To identify adverse effects of interventions including unintended negative consequences of interventions.

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Course Number: 102356
Credit Hours: 4cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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