Patricia Allen Culturally Effective Care Symposium

Patricia Allen Culturally Effective Care Symposium

Increasing Culturally Effective Care in Our Changing World

Since 2006, the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion has provided a 1-day symposium centered on diversity, cultural competency, and equity in healthcare. The symposium includes approximately 700 student learners from the University of Louisville Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Information Sciences and Social Work, and Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. The workshop provides students with the skills to recognize and assess health and health care disparities in specific populations. Students work in interprofessional teams to coordinate care and identify solutions to promote health equity.

Goal: The goal of the Culturally Effective Care Symposium is to provide instruction and interprofessional foundational experiences in culturally effective care to equip future health professionals in achieving optimal patient care.

Objectives:

By the end of this symposium, students will be able to:

  • Identify health and health care disparities in diverse populations
  • Define social determinants of health
  • Recognize strategies for culturally effective care with families in a diverse society
  • Provide examples of resources that support culturally effective care
  • Distinguish their role and responsibilities of other health professionals in an interprofessional treatment team
  • Demonstrate interprofessional shared problem solving in culturally diverse case scenarios

The 11th Annual Patricia Allen Culturally Effective Care Symposium will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at the Kentucky Center for African American heritage, located in the Russell neighborhood in West Louisville.

To learn more about the symposium, please contact the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion at hscodi@louisville.edu .