In partnership with Federal, state and local organizations, we aim to improve the delivery of culturally-responsive, patient-and family-centered care to diverse populations through:
Integrating multicultural education into health professions curricula.
Infusing multicultural education into residency and fellowship training programs in hospital and ambulatory care settings.
Providing cultural diversity workshops and seminars for faculty, administration, and staff.
Offering clinical cultural competency courses, workshops, and programs to practicing physicians and other health care professionals.
Serving as a multicultural education resource center for information about family-centered health care and ethnic and cultural diversity.
Assisting health care organizations (e.g., managed care organizations, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and home health care agencies) in the delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse populations.
Collaborating with local communities to assess their health care needs and strengths/assets and to develop culturally-responsive service delivery programs.
Advising state and local government in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to culturally and linguistically appropriate health care.
Evaluating the effectiveness of clinical cultural competency training programs for physicians and other health care professionals.
Evaluating the effectiveness of organizational cultural competency training programs for health care organizations.
Conducting outcomes research on selected health and illness problems in various racial, ethnic, and socio-cultural groups.
Conducting health services and policy research relating to culturally competent health care.
Selected examples of major cross-cultural training, technical assistance and research initiatives the CHFCD has actively participated in include: