What Evidence Is There?

The evidence base for proving the effectiveness of cultural interventions and training is still emerging.  More needs to be done.  Our conference provides a forum for the development, dissemination, and implementation of tools to aid both healthcare practitioners and researchers who work with diverse populations.

“Ultimately, people of color may face barriers that our standard quality improvement tools may not fully address. Hypothetically, and with some preliminary evidence, it seems that quality improvement efforts will need to embed components of cultural competence to truly achieve equity. This process will require creativity and innovation.”

– J.R Betancourt, m.d., mph

From: IMPROVING QUALITY AND ACHIEVING EQUITY: THE ROLE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN REDUCING RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE.

Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital

October 2006

Meet, interact, and develop collaborations with some of the top cross-cultural healthcare leaders.  Forge partnerships with those outside your discipline or specialty.