Cultural Humility

As individuals, we all have our own cultural and life experiences, which impact how we view the world, how we make decisions and how we view others. As providers it is critical that we have an awareness of our own personal views and how they may be in contrast to the beliefs, cultures and goals of those we serve. These differences can adversely affect our proficiency in understanding the needs of our clients and reaching and engaging them in care and prevention services.

The Cultural Humility training provides attendees with an overview of the concept and principles of cultural humility, which include lifelong learning & critical self-reflection, recognizing & challenging power imbalances, and institutional accountability. Practicing the principles of cultural humility can improve our ability to meet the diverse needs of the multicultural communities we serve.

This training is appropriate for anyone, from direct service provider to policy maker, who is interested in working to address health disparities in their service area.

Quotes from Previous Participants

“The trainer(s) used practical and very personal examples of what they were teaching, which made it (the CH principles) easy to understand and will make it more possible to apply in the future.”

”There were a few moments where participants asked difficult questions and made some uncomfortable comments, but trainers addressed the comments well and the group learned a lot.”

“I wasn’t sure what my needs and goals were before the training. Once in and throughout the training trainers were able to provide me with content that was appropriate for my position.”