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Delaware Cultural Competency Series


The population of the United States is becoming increasingly diverse. By the year 2050, the majority of the nation’s residents will be minority. Because health care organizations and providers are challenged with responding to the needs of individuals with culturally diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, a series of workshops will be scheduled for the purpose of building a culturally competent healthcare system in Delaware. CME/CEU credit hours available.

Upcoming Session Dates:

  • Providing Care to Diverse Populations: A New Trend
    • March 6, 2009 - 8:00am - 10:00am
    • Christiana Care Health Systems, Eugene du Pont
      Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute
      3506 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
    • Speakers:
      • Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, Lehman College
      • Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD, Univ. of MD
    • Continental breakfast served
  • Strategies to Improve Minority Health Outcomes
    • April 16, 2009 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    • Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center
      1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE
    • Speakers:
      • Tawara D. Goode, MA, Georgetown University
        National Center for Cultural Competence
      • Mohammad N. Akhter, MD, MPH
        National Medical Association, Washington, DC
    • Evening reception
  • Cultural Competence in Health & Social Services
    • May 7, 2009 - 8:00am - 10:00am
    • Del Tech & Community College (Owens Campus)
      Seashore Highway, Rt. 18, Georgetown, DE
    • Speakers:
      • Horace M. DeLisser, MD, University of PA
      • Marlene Saunders, DSW, MSW, DSU, College of Health & Public Policy
    • Continental breakfast served
  • Creating a Culturally Sensitive Health Care Environment
    • May 19, 2009 - 8:00am - 10:00am
    • John Ammon Education Center, Christiana Care Health Systems
      4765 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE
    • Speakers:
      • Ana E. Núñez, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine
      • Marcos Pesquera, RPh, MPH, Adventist HealthCare, Inc.
    • Continental breakfast served


This series of workshops will increase the cultural competence
of health care professionals and organizations by raising awareness of cultural issues that impact the delivery of health services and providing strategies that improve health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of each session, participants will:

  • Understand the central role of cultural competence in
    the provision of quality health care to diverse populations
  • Learn effective cultural communication strategies that
    enhance trust between patient and health care provider
  • Understand how cultural differences between patient
    and provider affect the patient-provider relationship
  • Learn practical methods to address cultural challenges
    faced when caring for diverse patients


  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Community-based/Non profit workers
  • Skilled and service workers
  • Community Health Centers
  • Students

For More Information and Registration, please see brochure and contact:

Event Coordinator

Social Solutions LLC

(302) 239-4666

The Cultural Competency Education Series is being developed by:
The Delaware Division of Public Health in partnership with the Delaware Nurses Association and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians. Supporting Agencies: Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority DSU, College of Health and Public Policy Del Tech School of Nursing National Social Workers Association, DE Chapter.

Education Series sponsored by:
Delaware Division of Public Health in partnership with the
Delaware Academy of Family Physicians and Delaware Nurses Association.



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