Maine AHEC Network at the University of New England is hosting a training on April 24th on the topic of Cultural and Linguistic Competence to Address Disparities and Inequities. It is a free day-long training (9am – 4pm) at UNE’s Portland Campus, with lunch provided. The training has been accredited for continuing education credits (see flyer for details). During this full-day workshop, attendees will better understand cultural and linguistic competency definitions and principles. In the context of health care delivery and care, Dr. Avila will address race, culture and systems of generational oppression in our country. She will present data and literature on health disparities to further raise self-awareness of racial, ethnic, class, and gender biases. She will introduce the National Standards of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services. These CLAS standards are designed to be integrated as tools into organizations to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a best practice for health and health care outcomes.
Click HERE for event flyer.