Request for Cultural Competency Technical Assistance
The term ‘melting pot’ instantly brings to mind the diverse national makeup of the United States. We’re a potpourri of people groups that includes different nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, religions, and languages. This uniqueness is what makes each of us special, but it can also make getting the best health care more difficult for many individuals.
For instance, differences in language or culture can impede the communication between patients and providers. Different understandings and beliefs about optimal health must also be considered. Cultural competency is something to which we should all aspire, but when it comes to our health, it is imperative for achieving the best quality care.