SHEC's Cultural Competency Resource Guide Spotlight Webinar Series: Hispanic /Latino Population

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Are you interested in learning more about cultural competency and utilizing
cultural competency resources to best fit your organizational needs?

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide in fall 2015. This guide is 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 Council develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit 
To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host three webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of the first of these webinars – on the Hispanic/Latino population – the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:

1. Define cultural competency; 
2. Describe the diversity within the Hispanic/Latino community;
3. Explain the relationships among culture, language and health within the Hispanic/Latino community; and
4. Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools.
The focus of the webinar will be the Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the services it provides to bring cultural and linguistic assistance to the Hispanic/Latino community in Florida.


DATEOctober 13, 2016
TIME2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
SPEAKERS:Moderators:Bettina Byrd-Giles, Chief Executive Officer, The Bethesda Life Center, Inc.
& Patria Alguila, Program Coordinator, MHP Salud
 Presenter:Brendaly Rodriguez, Manager, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute – Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program
Created in 2012, the Miami CTSI drives research translation into evidence-based clinical and community practices that improve the health of South Florida’s diverse population. In a community comprised of 85% racial and ethnic minorities, the Miami CTSI makes significant contributions in minority health and health disparities and in training underrepresented minorities in clinical, translational and community-engaged research. The Miami CTSI educates, connects and supports research teams by building the distinct science of clinical translational research, fostering collaboration and managing the resources needed to sustain success in these areas.
The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) is one of 10 regional health equity councils formed in 2011 as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners and stakeholders that are committed to action. SHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. SHEC envisions a region free of disparities in health and healthcare, where all people attain the highest level of health. Visit SHEC’s website for more information:

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