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Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities is a Course

Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities

Started Mar 3, 2020
2 credits

$60 Enroll

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Course Type:
Self-Paced, Exam Based

2 Hours/0.2 CEUs

Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities:

Before Registering: Are you a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician? If not, please follow the link below to the course for your profession.

Health disparities are an ongoing issue in the American healthcare system. These health disparities have effects on the health of the individual, health of the society, as well as large effects on the economy. These health disparities often occur because there are systematic barriers that make accessing health care more difficult for some groups. This program looks at the social determinants of health and some of the ways culture can affect health beliefs. In addition, this program introduces the concept of cultural competence as a process to improve patient interactions. The goal of this training is to expose the learner to these ideas and tools in order to prevent health disparities. This course is approved by the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as an educational training for all healthcare professionals.

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, as the only publicly funded higher education pharmacy institution in the state, often works at the behest of the state of Oregon. The college is asked to respond to pharmacy education needs driven by the legislature, such as in statues and those driven by the Oregon Health Authority by public health care policy, such as with this course.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Statement of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules 3) Passing a final exam with 80% or higher and 4) Completion of the program evaluation.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1) Recognize and define culture and sub-culture, as well as describe ways they affect making health related decisions
2) Define health equity and health disparity
3) Provide an example of a factor that can lead to a health disparity
4) Identify at least 2 tools that can beused to improve patient care
5) Identify at least 1 resource available for further education or training

Pharmacist UAN: 0036-0000-22-010-H04-P
Technician UAN: 0036-0000-22-010-H04-T
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Activity Type: Knowledge
Activity Release Date: 3/7/2022
Activity Expiration Date: 3/7/2025
Faculty/Contributors: Natalea Suchy, PharmD, BCACP; Jay D Rae-Stocklynn
Disclosures: None of the contributors, designers, or reviewers for this course have any financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

About the Certification:

This course is approved by the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as an educational training for all healthcare professionals.

Registration for this course is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. If you are not a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, please select one of the courses below before registering.

Cultural Competence and Preventing Health Disparities for:

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An NABP e-Profile ID and NPI number must be provided to register. If you need help credentialing please contact the OSU College of Pharmacy.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact OSU College of Pharmacy.

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  • Firefox 100 and 101 (*extended releases are not supported)
  • Edge 101 and 102
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 14 and 15 (Macintosh only)

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