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Information for Faculty and Trainers

Faculty and trainers must have the capacity to:

Address stereotyping, bias, discrimination, prejudice, and other ISMs.

Work toward health and mental health equity and social justice.

Help others to do the same.

Faculty and trainers are entrusted with the responsibility to prepare health and mental health care providers who have values, knowledge and skill sets to work effectively cross-culturally. In addition, they and their academic institutions have an essential role in supporting professional development and inservice training for both faculty and staff.

The following are selected considerations for faculty and trainers committed to cultural and linguistic competence:

  • Understand and articulate the rationale for cultural and linguistic competence in health and mental health care
  • Elicit buy-in from faculty, staff, students and communities
  • Incorporate cultural and linguistic competence throughout the curricula and learning experiences of training programs
  • Participate in planned change efforts to adapt curricula and training programs in response to the evolving needs and preferences of communities
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge about cultural and linguistic competence
  • Advance the evidence base for cultural and linguistic competence within the broad parameters of health and mental health

NCCC Resources

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