Cultural competence and linguistic competence are widely recognized as fundamental aspects of quality in health/behavioral health care and in the provision of social services and supports. Cultural and linguistic competence are viewed as essential approaches for reducing disparities and for promoting equity by improving access, utilization, service delivery, and health and well-being among patients, their families, and communities. While the evidence suggests the efficacy of these approaches, many in health/behavioral health care and social service organizations continue to struggle with the full integration of cultural and linguistic competence into their policies, structures, practices, and procedures. This VLE session will explore the conceptual frameworks of cultural and linguistic competence and examine their relevance for supporting service members and their families.
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Tawara D. Goode, MA
Director, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence
Georgetown University Medical Center
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