Strengthening cultural competence through theater: Improving human rights in health care
Friday, June 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This one-day workshop offers an engaging approach to learn cultural competence in the health care settings. The goal is to recognize and understand the principle guiding cultural competence and to be able to engage and practice the information learned in the workshop.
The workshop will use theater techniques to help participants learn and apply the national standards for cultural and linguistic competence from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, as well as federal laws and national best practices.
The solutions offered in this training will come from the expert knowledge of the facilitators, and just as importantly from your own personal and professional experience.
Participants will learn to identify cultural competence rules and regulations, and class standards, develop skills to apply them, be able define culture, cultural competence, and health literacy, apply cultural competence continuum to real world situations, and appraise case performances in order to improve application of standards.
The workshop will provide CEUs. Participants who wish to earn CEUs must also do the online pre-workshop. Please email Ali Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
1. Identify cultural competence rules and regulations.
2. Identify cultural competence class standards.
3. Develop skills to apply rules and regulations, and class standards.
4. Define culture, cultural competence, and health literacy.
5. Apply cultural competence continuum to real world situations.
6. Appraise case performances in order to improve application of standards.
830am-9am - Registration
9am to 930am – Introduction and objectives
930am to 10am – Definitions of culture, cultural competence, and health literacy
10am to 12pm – Walking the cultural competence spectrum
12pm to 1pm – Lunch break - Box lunch provided - Please email Ali Weinstein (email@example.com) if food restrictions.
1pm to 130pm – Presentation of CLAS-Standards
130pm to 4pm – Cultural competence standards on stage
4pm-430pm – Close and evaluations
About the facilitators:
Rebecca Vargas-Jackson, MD is one of the lead designers and organizers in the proposed Center for Human Rights in Health at Howard University, and co-organizer of the International Stigma Conferences. Dr. Vargas-Jackson has worked as a general surgeon, acquiring a second specialty in infectious diseases. She is currently affiliated with George Mason University, and has been affiliated with George Washington University at their Global Health division. She has worked in numerous community and faith-based organizations like Whitman Walker Clinic, National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), and Nova Salud. Dr. Vargas Jackson is an expert lecturer on Cultural Competence in Health Care, CLAS-Standards, health literacy and similar topics. She has worked on international projects and/or has first-hand familiarity with health care systems in: Peru, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guinea, Djibouti, Sudan, and Macedonia, and has researched other countries.
Andres Marquez-Lara is a skilled facilitator who integrates his background in the fields of mental health, community engagement, and theater. Through his consulting company, Promethean Community LLC, Mr. Marquez-Lara, designs performance-based, experiential workshops to create new communication and interpersonal skills to engage and educate people on public health issues like, cultural competence, stigma on mental illness and HIV. Mr. Marquez-Lara was recently recognized as one of the 2014 American Express Ashoka Changemakers Emerging Innovators.
Ali A. Weinstein, PhD is a research psychologist primarily trained in the field of Medical Psychology. She works at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA as the Interim Director of the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability. She has conducted and published research in the area of Health Disparities, the gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic group.
When & Where
Promethean Community LLC
For this workshop Promethean Community LLC has partnered and the Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability at George Mason University