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2021-02: Cultural Competency and Linguistic Competence: A Strategy to Address Health Disparities and Achieve Health Equity. Identifying the Hispanic/Latino Community. Presenter: Dr. Pierluigi Mancini, PhD

Total Credits: 4 including 4 CA, 4 DC, 4 Meets Requirement for Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency |  Chiropractic Assistants |  Doctor of Chiropractic
Pierluigi Mancini, PhD
4 hours
Audio and Video
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Cultural and Linguistic competence (CLC) has gained attention as a potential strategy to reducing health disparities and achieving health equity in health care. This two part workshop will examine cultural factors that can affect health and health care, such as language, communication styles, beliefs, implicit bias, attitudes, and behaviors. Additionally, it will examine the cultural aspects that are important when serving the Hispanic/Latino community. This workshop will examine how cultural competence can affect delivery of services in your practice and provide tools to identify and overcome barriers to reduce disparities through culturally and linguistically responsive and unbiased quality care. Multicultural Development Institute “Bridging the Cultural Gap through Education and Training”

Goals/Objectives of Presentation: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Part 1 = 2 CE

1. Define Health Equity and Health Disparities

2. Identify the Hispanic/Latino Community

3. Understand the concepts of Culture and cultural competence

Part 2 = 2 CE

4. Describe how culture can affect an intervention

5. Understand the concept of Implicit bias

6. Receive actionable steps to improve delivery of service

Total course = 4 CE hours


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[Author, Behavioral Health Expert, Cultural Competence Consulting, Immigrant Behavioral Health, Health Disparities, Media Expert, Program Development, Public Speaking]

With over 30 years of experience in culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health treatment and prevention, Dr. Mancini is one of the most sought after national and international consultants and speakers on the subject of mental health and addiction, his area of expertise is immigrant behavioral health.  His book ¡Mental! In The Trump Era - Ten Inspirational Stories About Immigrants Overcoming Addiction, Depression and Anxiety in America has recently been published to great reviews and it is available on in English and in Spanish.

Dr. Mancini founded Georgia’s only Latino behavioral health program in 1999 to serve the immigrant population by providing cultural and linguistically appropriate mental health and addiction treatment and prevention services in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

A frequent guest of local, national and international media, Dr. Mancini has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, WAGA-TV Channel 5 Atlanta, CNN en Español, Telemundo and Univision. Additionally, Dr. Mancini has been a favorite and frequent guest of Spanish language radio stations.

As a national consultant, Dr. Mancini has provided expert content on immigrant behavioral health and cultural and linguistic competency to clients at the local, state and federal level.  Projects have included work on developing and implementing cultural competency plans, policies, procedures and training manuals.  

Dr. Mancini is the Chairman of the Georgia Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council, he serves on the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center Regional Health Board, the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Board and is Board Emeritus of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.