Cultural Competence in Health Care


The concept of 'culturally competent' health care combines the tenets of patient-centered care with an understanding of how patients' social and cultural influences can affect their interactions with the health care system and, ultimately, their health. There is now a growing recognition that cultural competence is an essential component of effective health care. This project will identify promising strategies to address culturally based barriers to care, helping the health system respond better to the needs of minority patients

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 11, 2000

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