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Cultural Competencies for Health Professionals

A resource guide for students and faculty to learn more about transcultural health care and cultural compentencies in health care.

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What is Cultural Competency?

Cultural competence is the ability of an individual to understand and respect values, attitudes, beliefs, and mores that differ across cultures, and to consider and respond appropriately to these differences in planning, implementing, and evaluating health education and promotion programs and interventions. (American Association of Health Education)

Hello and welcome!  This guide has been created by librarians at Northern Virginia Community College to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to the concepts of Cultural Competency or Cultural Humility.

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