There is a compelling body of evidence and consensus among many in the health and mental health care communities that cultural competence and linguistic competence are key approaches in efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Given the importance of this evidence, an array of approaches is used to embed cultural and linguistic competence in the CEHD’s four cores.
- Administrative Core
Support the development of policies and structures that advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence within the partnering academic medical institutions.
- Research Core
Assist researchers to apply cultural and linguistic competence in all phases of the conduct of research including individual consultation and the development of resources.
- Research Training/Education Core
Conduct faculty/professional development forums, provide consultation on cultural and linguistic competence, and create resources that support leadership among students from underrepresented groups interested in health disparities research.
- Community Engagement Core
Provide consultation on strategies to engage culturally and linguistically diverse populations, communities, and key stakeholders in health disparities research.
RESOURCES AND TOOLS
- Conceptual frameworks, models, definitions of cultural and linguistic competence
- Rationale for cultural and linguistic competence in the conduct of research (coming soon)
- Checklist to facilitate the integration of cultural and linguistic competence in research (coming soon)
- Embedding Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Research: A Distance Learning Module (coming soon)
- Cultural competence in research
- Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Culture, Language & Health Literacy Resources: Research & Education