Cultural Sensitivity: Moving Beyond Awareness to Provide Inclusive and Equitable Care

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Cultural Sensitivity: Moving Beyond Awareness to Provide Inclusive and Equitable Care

Monday, October 10
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: W304
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170759


Given the disparate impact of COVID-19 on historically marginalized communities, in addition to the amplified voices of a growingly diverse population, more healthcare professionals are embracing the need for cultural sensitivity. While there is an expansion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training that showcases the importance of sensitivity in practice, there is still a thirst for practical guidance that can be applied across different facets of nutrition. This session aims to move beyond increased knowledge and awareness by demonstrating practical ways to prioritize health equity in the language we use, the policies we implement, and the practices we adopt as nutrition professionals.

*This session is approved for ethics credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define equity-based language and identify areas where equity-based language can improve nutrition care
  • Describe the importance of community-driven nutrition programming through public-private partnerships
  • Identify strategies for nutrition professionals that support culturally inclusive practices while promoting health equity

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.7.4 Implements strategies and creates culturally sensitive and diverse resources to support diverse populations.
  • 1.7.1 Recognizes and respects cultural and racial diverse backgrounds to effectively interact and build meaningful relationships with others (e.g., clients, employees, inter- and intra-professional team members and community and professional groups).
  • 2.2.2 Delivers information and opinions in a respectful and professional manner.