Understanding the relationship between culture and communication is essential to meeting the needs of diverse populations and improving health care and results. With proper training, teaching materials, and reinforcement, health organizations can address the cultural and language differences between the people who provide information or services and the people they serve.
Health professionals and educators can use the Primer for teaching cultural competency as a starting point. The Primer: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy guide provides teaching tools to improve cross-cultural communications skills, deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services to diverse populations, and develop programs and policies to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.
Get more information on trainings for Culture and Communication by visiting the CDC Health Literacy website.