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News by Topic: Cultural competency

Dec 26, 2019 - Researchers and community members worked with doctors in South Carolina to create culturally competent palliative care protocols for white and African American communities in the rural South. The training emphasized the differences in cultural values and included visits to historical and culturally relevant sites.
Source: Birmingham Times
Dec 17, 2019 - Features the Veggies for Kids, a food nutrition education program conducted by University of Nevada targeted to young children living on American Indian reservations or in adjacent rural areas. The in-school program teaches children how to grow their own vegetables, increase physical activity, and appreciate healthy traditional Native American foods.
Source: Nevada Today
Nov 26, 2019 - Highlights a research project that is focusing on improving Native Americans' access to palliative care. Hospice utilization is very low among tribal communities and the project aims to develop programs that are culturally sensitive in order to address the specific needs of patients.
Source: Hospice News