Cultural Competency in health: A guide for policy, partnerships and participation

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HP19, HP26
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No - PDF only
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Governments and health services may be better equipped to tackle Austalia's future health issues, including overweight and obesity, if they integrate cultural issues into the planning and delivery of health care and services, business and community groups. The Guide will help policy makers and managers with culturally competent policy and plannning at all levels of the health system.

Research and consultation discussion paper

The model in the Guide is based on the results of qualitative research products commissioned for the project by the NHMRC, which included the analysis of written submissions on the issue and impact of cultural competency, a literature review and national consultations involving the health, community and ethnic communities sectors. The research and consultation report Increasing Cultural Competency for Healthier Living and Environments is provided for information.

'Cultural Competency in Health' Powerpoint Presentation

The powerpoint presentation is provided for the use of interested individuals and organisations in the delivery of workshops and short courses. It may be used to stimulate discussion about the concept of 'cultural competency', and to facilitate awareness of the NHMRC Guide "Cultural Competency in Health: A guide for policy, partnerships and planning".

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