Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 28th - The (SHEC) Cultural Competency Resource Guide Spotlight Webinar Series: Asian American & Pacific Islanders in the Southeast

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released their Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. This guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs), stakeholders and partners to help address cultural barriers with health care systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the SHEC develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit:

To follow-up with the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will be hosting three webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations which focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:
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1. Define cultural competency; 
2. Describe the diversity within the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community;
3. Explain the relationships among culture, language and health within the AAPI community; and
4. Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools.

The focus of the webinar will be the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. and it will cover immigrants and refugees, with a focus on the AAPI community in Georgia.

DATE:  July 28, 2016

TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm. Eastern Daylight Time

Moderators: Bettina Byrd‐Giles, Chief Executive Officer, The Bethesda Life Center, Inc.
Lynette M. Gibson, Associate Professor and Director of Research in Nursing, University of South Carolina Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing

Presenter: Victoria Huynh, Vice President of the Center for Pan Asian Community Services 

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