Cultural Competency and Health Equity

Cultural Competency and Health Equity

By being culturally competent in health care, providers can understand a patient's diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, and customize treatment to meet the patients' social, cultural, and linguistic needs.

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Cultural Competency Training

Because health care is a cultural construct based on beliefs about the nature of disease and the human body, cultural issues are central to the delivery of health services.

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Commonly Used Patient Forms in Spanish

When your patient's primary language is Spanish, using English forms can impede your ability to get accurate information. Use these Spanish forms from Cigna for better communication, and better care.

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Health Disparities in the LGBT Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients may experience significant disparities in care. Find out how to improve the quality of care and increase the support received by this underserved population.

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