As individuals, we 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 are aware of our own personal views and how they may contrast with the beliefs, cultures, and goals of those we serve. These differences can adversely affect our ability to understand the needs of our clients, reach them effectively, and engage them in care and prevention services.
This training provides an overview of the concept and principles of cultural humility, which include lifelong learning and critical self-reflection, recognizing and 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 (direct service provider to policymaker) who is interested in working to address health disparities in their service area.