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MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care Program

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of the Hispanic/Latino Community



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MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care: Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Hispanic/Latino Communities

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, 9 am to 5:00 pm

Participation will be available in-person, online, and asynchronously via video. 

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Fall 2022 Culturally Sensitive Care Program:

Join us for the upcoming 5th Annual MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care Workshop on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm EST.  This program aims to educate MUSC employees and students in culturally sensitive care approaches using the framework of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) Office of Minority Health.

Culturally Sensitive Care FlyerWe are pleased to announce that we will feature Mr. Godfrey Jacobs, Lead of the USDHHS Office of Minority Health Think Cultural Health Project, as the Keynote Speaker for our event.  Mr. Jacobs is a CLAS Standards and cultural and linguistic competency subject matter expert who served as Senior Program Manager for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), where he led the Health Determinants and Disparities Practice and Think Cultural Health project.  We will also feature the work of local Latina artist Steph Fredericksen of Redux Studios during our Meet and Greet at 5 pm with authentic Latin desserts for in-person attendees!  We are grateful to be able to offer these features as well as local Latin cuisine and support for our speakers and panelists through generous support from the MUSC Libraries, the National Library of Medicine Regional Medical Network #2, and Healthy Blue.

Session topics will be primarily focused on addressing the healthcare needs of the Hispanic/Latino community with updates from local, state, and national guest speakers including topics such as addressing language barriers, working with immigrant populations, policies and advocacy, and more. Sessions will also include discussion on health disparities, racial/ethnic factors, social determinants of health, and vulnerable/underserved populations.  We will highlight local community organizations as well as discuss student needs and perspectives.  Attendees can participate online and/or in-person. Presentations will be video recorded and available to those who register.  We have requested up to 8 hours of MUSC DEI credit for participation.

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Program Background:

The Medical University of South Carolina embarked on a university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan in 2015.  One of the major initiatives of this Plan was around Education and Training.  While extensive efforts have been made in this area, feedback from the Fall 2017 MUSC College of Health Professions Diversity and Inclusion Survey and Focus Groups indicated that a need remains for more in-depth and comprehensive content that would be accessible to faculty, staff, and students available to both the University and MUSC Health.  Additional feedback included that employees and students saw a need for more in-person offerings, discussion-based/interactive components, certification options, and content that would be easily integrated into traditional and online course settings.  The MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care program was developed to address those needs in the Fall of 2018.

Workshop Details

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Contact Dr. Cristina Reyes Smith or Dr. Latecia Abraham-Hilaire for more information: