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Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities

About the Course:

This course reviews a publication generated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report examines culturally appropriate healthcare for individual with disabilities as well as LGBT, racial and ethnic minorities. The information in this report is intended to help health care decision makers, patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services. The information is dense and includes a significant amount of statistical analysis.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities created by Mary Butler, PhD in 2016.

Publication Date:

Comparative Effectiveness Review, Number 170, (2016)

Course Material Author

Mary Butler, PhD

Dr. Butler studies scientific evidence standards, research design and systematic review methodology, evidence-informed health care, and complex patients and complex interventions. As Co-Director of the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, she oversees AHRQ review programs on a wide range of topics, specializing in complex patients and complex interventions.

Course Creator

David M. Lutkemeier

David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

Recommended For:

Health care decision makers, patients and clinicians. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge. Those with some basic knowledge will get more out of the course. The content for this course is at an intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. To identify at least 2 current system, clinic, provider, and individual-level intervention models for people with disabilities, and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations as well as racial/ethnic minorities.

  2. To determine the effectiveness of interventions to improve culturally appropriate care for these client groups.

  3. To identify 3 adverse effects of interventions including unintended negative consequences of interventions.

Course Material

References begin on page 76.

Course Material

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Course Number 102356
4 credit hours
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