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CHAP Culturally Competent Care Training |Wyoming Area Health Education Center

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CHAP (Community Health Advancement Program
Dept. 3432, 1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.7651
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2012-2013 Culturally Competent Care Training and Discussion


Culturally Competent Care


Join us for training and discussion on Cultural Competency sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.  Faculty and staff, Penelope Caldwell and Lisa Shipley, will join us monthly for video and discussion on how health care professionals can deliver services in a manner that acknowledges and understands cultural diversity in the clinical setting, respects members' health beliefs and practices, and values cross-cultural communication.

CHAP aims to align with Kaiser Permanente's mission to: provide personalized care and to improve the overall health of the communities we serve.  We will show the following films, featuring different cultural components, on the following Wednesdays from 12-1:00pm:

9/12—The Spirit is Able: Disabilities focus
10/3—Touching the Dream: African American focus
11/7—Journey of 10,000 Miles: Asian/Pacific Islander focus
1/23—Viva Bien: Latino/hispanic focus.
2/6—Hozho: American Indian focus.
3/6—Out: LGBT and I focus
4/3—Children of Adam: Middle Eastern focus

Room 203 on the second floor of the Union

Lunch is provided!

The last film, The Children of Adam, will focus on working with people from the Middle East.  We'll be serving some traditional Middle Eastern food to celebrate their culture and the final CHAP Cultural Competency training of the year! We hope to see you there! Thanks again to Lisa and Penelope for all of their insight and dedication this year!

Penelope Caldwell is an Assistant Lecturer in UW's Fay D. Whitney School of Nursing.   Penelope heads the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Service-Learning project to Honduras each Semester.  She is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Northern Colorado.  Her research goal for her DNP is to reduce the rate of cervical cancer in a resource-poor country by developing a training program that will teach local health care workers an alternative low-cost cervical cancer screening and treatment method. Her research and training program will target a population of indigenous Mayans who are from a poor rural district in the highlands of Guatemala.  Penelope is also a certified Midwife.  Penelope brings important clinical and public health perspectives to the Cultural Competency Training!

Lisa Shipley is the Manager of Student Affairs for the College of Health Sciences.  She provides student with preprofessional health advising and has recently been charged with establishing and executing a diversity plan for the University, which is how she became involved with the cultural competency work!


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