Culturally Sensitive Care Can Improve Quality

Annual conference on culturally competent care

In 2001, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School co-sponsored the Third Annual Conference on Culturally Competent Care.

The goals of the conference were to:

  • Increase understanding about the causes of racial and ethnic disparities in health.
  • Share strategies for providing culturally competent care.
  • Encourage collaborations among groups working to reduce disparities.

Key Results

  • The Third Annual Conference on Culturally Competent Care, entitled "Improving the Health of Our Emerging Majority Populations: A Personal and Collective Responsibility," met June on 12, 2001, in Princeton, N.J.

    The conference drew 215 people, including representatives from medical schools, universities, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community agencies, advocacy groups and industry.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project through a grant of $54,471.

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