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A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

A free, online educational program accredited for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

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Program Details

About This Program

As healthcare disparities among cultural minority groups persist in our country, culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are increasingly recognized as an important strategy for improving quality of care to diverse populations. This e-learning program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to best serve all patients, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.


Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Any direct service provider interested in learning about culturally and linguistically appropriate services

Overview

  • Course 1 covers the fundamentals of CLAS, including strategies for delivering patient-centered care.
  • Course 2 covers communication and language assistance, including how to work effectively with an interpreter.
  • Course 3 covers organizational CLAS-related activities, including strategic planning and community assessment.

Credit Designation

Physicians - 9 credits

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Ciné-Med, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Family Practice Physicians - 9 credits

This Enduring Material activity, A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 01/01/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants - 9 hours

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 9 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of December 31, 2016. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs. Successful completion of the self-assessment is required to earn Category I CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70 percent correct.

Nurse Practitioners - 9 hours

This program is approved for 9.0 contact hours of continuing education by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 16112415. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.


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National CLAS Standards

This e-learning program is grounded in the HHS Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.

The program is intended to support the delivery of culturally and linguistically competent services and the implementation of the National CLAS Standards.