Cultural Competence is the ability of systems to provide care to patients with diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors including tailoring delivery to meet patientsâ€™ social, cultural, and language needs. It is critical to reducing health care disparities and increasing health equity across vulnerable populations and cultural groups. Health care disparity refers to differences among groups in health coverage, access to care, and quality of care. Health Literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information. It is affected by belief systems, communication styles, understanding, and response to health information. This series includes information about core concepts, the rural population, the aging population, and socioeconomic status.
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Training Initiative: Cultural Competence
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