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Drexel University College of Medicine

Culture Matters: Innovative Strategies for Quality Care


Ana Nuñez, MDAna Nuñez, MD

Associate Professor
Principal Investigator
Drexel University College of Medicine






  • Leveraged funding to obtain support to create service learning in gender-informed cultural competency for medical students in a community participatory health services disparity reduction project (OWH/DHHS ASIST2010) including Interactive Nutritional Health Intervention (Food Label Interpretation and Exercises) Focused areas include: heart health (HTN/MI/Stroke); Diabetes; cancer reduction; obesity prevention / increased activity; increase intake of fruits/vegetables.
  • Gender Health Disparities: Heart Disease; Violence Prevention; Incarceration (Examples of programming include - OSCE case for resident evaluation in heart health and women / collaboration with Delaware Heart Truth to decrease HD in heart disease in women; - Sexual Safety Planning in Partner Violence and Sexual Health; - ‘Missed Diagnosis’ Case of HTN women with CAD risks who has a history of incarceration
  • Health professional / health education outreach on cultural competency – to health professionals (Co-Editor of Case Book on Cultural Competency Education) including nursing faculty in cultural competency workshops; to health systems on promoting system change; to patients and community groups to promote self-advocacy while interfacing and accessing health care.




  • NCME @ Health Literach Annual Research Conference
    • Two workshops on cultural competency and MedEdPORTAL
    • October 17-18, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • RWJ National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit
    • This toolkit has resources, lessons, best practices and case studies to assist health plans reduce disparities.
  • AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit
    • The toolkit can help your practice and communicate with patients.
  • Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities
  • Curricular Products from the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals
  • Conferences:
    • AAMC annual meeting 2010
      • November 5-10, Washington, DC
    • APHA annual meeting 2010
      • November 6-10, Denver, CO