|Sankofa||Why is Cultural Competence important?|
Addressing cultural competence is imperative. More and more, health and human service providers must operate in cross-cultural contexts. Proper preparation is necessary to effectively prevent, identify, and treat many health problems. The article, "Why is Cultural Competence Important for Health Professionals?" explores some of these issues. This article is provided by Diversity Rx, a website devoted to improving the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities by promoting language and cultural competence. Diversity Rx provides online information regarding the importance of cultural competence for policymakers, health care providers, and consumer representatives.
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