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Morehouse School of Medicine

A Longitudinal CRASH-Course in Cultural Competence


Kofi Kondwani, PhDKofi Kondwani, PhD

Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator
Morehouse School of Medicine






  • This K07 award has laid the foundation for me to expand my responsibilities at Morehouse School of Medicine to include Chairing our Global Health Task Force, facilitating student international health experience and health disparities activities. I now teach a required course in the MPH program on cultural competency and health communications.
  • I regularly consult with the Georgia Medical Foundation, Mississippi Department of Health, Peach State Health Care HMO and other health care organizations on cultural competency issues.
  • Through this award, MSM has developed cases for the American Cancer Society using standardized patients to train patient navigators how to deal with situations that involved culture, language and belief of diverse patients.




  • 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