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Training Opportunity. July 2016. Cultural Competency Resource Guide Spotlight Webinar Series: Asian American & Pacific Islanders in the Southeast

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Are you interested in learning more about cultural competency and utilizing
cultural competency resources to best fit your organizational needs?

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released their Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. This guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs), stakeholders and partners to help address cultural barriers with health care systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit:
To follow-up with the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will be hosting three webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations which focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:
1. Define cultural competency;
2. Describe the diversity within the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community;
3. Explain the relationships among culture, language and health within the AAPI community; and
4. Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools.
The focus of the webinar will be the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. and it will cover immigrants and refugees, with a focus on the AAPI community in Georgia.

DATE:  July 28, 2016

TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Moderators: Bettina ByrdGiles, Chief Executive Officer, The Bethesda Life Center, Inc.
& Lynette M. Gibson, Associate Professor and Director of Research in Nursing, University of South Carolina Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing
       Presenter: Victoria Huynh, Vice President of the Center for Pan Asian Community Services 
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) is a private nonprofit social service agency with a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1980, CPACS is the still the largest and longest standing non-profit with 12 different departments serving the immigrant and refugee communities in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy 

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The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) is one of 10 regional health equity councils formed in 2011, as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders that are committed to action. The SHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The SHEC envisions a region free of disparities in health and healthcare, where all people attain the highest level of health.

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1 If the registration link does not work, please copy the entire link and paste it into your web browser. For webinarspecific questions, contact the moderator at csantos@explorepsa com

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