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Cultural/Linguistic Competency & Health Disparities

Click on the activity link below and earn .75 hr CME / CE / ABIM MOC:

Click on the activity link below and earn 1.0 hr CME / CE / ABIM MOC:

Click on the activity link below and earn 1.5 hr CME / CE / ABIM MOC:

California Assembly Bill 1195 and California Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 2190

Activities on this website with patient care components are in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 as well as California Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 2190, which requires CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of these activities on this website. Resources on cultural and linguistic competency can be found below:

Assembly Bill 1195 -

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations -

The Cross-Cultural Health Care Program -

California Academy of Family Physicians -

On-line dictionary providing translations into 25 different languages -

Center for the Health Care Professions -‐ Towards Culturally Competent Care: Toolbox for Teaching Communication Strategies -

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Planning Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services -

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care -

Brief Review of Federal and State Law Regarding Linguistic Access and Services for Limited English Proficient Persons -