Cultural Competency

Social and Familial Influences on Chronic Disease Management among African Americans

This powerpoint presentation focuses on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with emphasis on the research of Carmen Samuel Hodge, PhD, MS, RD among lower socio economic status women. Social and familial factors, such as social relationships, family interactions, and social stresses are explored, as well as implications for self-management interventions. The presentation is well referenced and useful for continuing education for staff working with African American families.

PPT: Social and Familial Influences_Carmen.ppt

Body and Soul

Body & Soul is an evidence-based program developed through collaboration among researchers, foundations, and government agency partners at the University of North Carolina, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Body & Soul program’s goal is to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables to help reduce cancer and chronic disease among African Americans. The project is the first of its kind to follow a community-based intervention through the phases of efficacy testing, effectiveness trial, and dissemination research. The website provides information on the connection between spirituality and health, how to empower people to take charge of their health, and materials for starting a body and soul program in your community.

Celebrating Diversity Conference – streaming videos of presentations

Visit this web site for streaming video from the conference:

The Role of Culture in Food Choices,
Physical Activity and Obesity
April 28, 2006
Albuquerque NM

PPC Cross-Cultural Health Care: Case Studies

This unique, interactive self-study program consists of a series of five tutorials in cultural competence, aimed at familiarizing health care providers with common issues that arise while working with people of diverse cultures. Each tutorial consists of a home page to introduce the topic and define concepts, a case story to illustrate the topic, a multimedia lecture about the topic, and a series of learning activities to engage the learner in applying the concepts to the case story. The Cross Cultural Health Care – Case Studies were developed collaboratively by the seven Pediatric Pulmonary Centers.

Visit the Cross Cultural Health Care – Case Studies website to access the tutorials.

If you are interested in receiving continuing education for completing these modules they can be accessed, for a small fee, through the following sites:

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