Two Accredited E-Learning Courses offer a New Arts-Centered Approach to Cultural Competence

In a novel approach to cultural competency training, the WMC Health Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation along with the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and City Lore have developed two unique arts-centered e-Learning courses for improving healthcare providers’ ability to offer culturally sensitive care to diverse populations.  Using illustrations from music, sculpture, painting, poetry, dance, hip-hop, and other art forms, and stories from folklorists of varying cultural backgrounds, the courses are designed to raise awareness of the need to employ cultural sensitivity in care delivery, and provide a practical “how to” set of guides.  The two courses are fully accredited for CE credit for physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. The courses are designed to meet the learning needs of the entire healthcare team.  

The program, From Heritage to Health:  An Arts Centered Approach to Cultural Competence,includes two e-Learning Courses.  The first course focuses on the underlying concepts of culturally sensitive care:  cultural humility, knowledge of various cultures, narrative competency, and structural competency or system “savvy.”  Concepts are presented in a compelling way, with video clips, images, and stories designed to enliven and inspire.

Click here to watch the trailer for Arts based approach to cultural competency.


Concepts of Culturally Sensitive Care

For all students: The course provides a certificate of completion for your files. Also, it is fully accredited for CE credit for physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. The courses are designed to meet the learning needs of the entire healthcare team.  

This course focuses on the underlying concepts of culturally sensitive care:  cultural humility, knowledge of various cultures, narrative competency, and structural competency or system “savvy.”  

Click here to watch the trailer for Arts based approach to cultural competency.