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Mar 05

Equity & Inclusion: Cultural Competence & Humility in Health & Human Services - Part 1

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
121 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH 44702
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Mar 05, 2024 08:00am ET - Mar 05, 2024 05:00pm ET

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Description:  The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will cover topics that are fundamental to cultural competency and cultural humility, which will assist with the understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in understanding diverse communities. The CCT curriculum includes but is not limited to: Compelling Reasons for Cultural Competence, The Dynamics of Diversity, The Impact of Personal Culture on Communication, The Cultural Bumps, and Communicating Effectively through an Interpreter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the concept of cultural competency and its relevance to your role and your organization’s mission.
  2. Establish a clear and shared understanding of the concepts of culture and healthy equity.
  3. Develop an awareness of the impact of culture on human development and dynamics.
  4. Develop an awareness of the impact of power on social, institutional, and individual relationships.
  5. Develop practical applications of the tools of cultural competency.
  6. Establish the importance and relevance of culturally and linguistically appropriate health care.
  7. Understanding and being able to apply Cultural Humility.

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About the Presenter:

Isaac Baez, M.P.H., C.D.E. (he/him/el), Director, Health Equity Center, Summa Health Equity Center

Isaac Baez is the Director of the Summa Health Equity Center since January 2023 and has been working at Summa Health since May of 2021. His responsibility is to catalyze institutional change across Summa Health and the Community. His goal is to further health equity by leading the development and management of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal departments, community partners, and external constituents to address the complex social, economic, and structural social determinants of health. He also supports and collaborates with Summa’s Diversity Advisory Council and Employee Resources Groups, such as A+PLUs and Excel.

He received his Master’s in Public Health from NEOMED and his Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) certificate through the Institute of Diversity Certification. In addition, he has conducted training throughout Stark and Summit Counties, including Cultural and Linguistic Competency, Cultural Humility, Language Access, and LGBTQ+ 101. His passion for working with those in need has been why he pursued a career in Public Health. It has also allowed him to work with different groups, such as Chair of the March for Akron Pride Festival’s Steering Committee, Akron-Canton Latino Committee, Refugee Task Force, board member of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV), and Chair of Outreach & Education Committee for the Board of Plexus LGBT + Allied Chamber of Commerce.