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Cultural Competency Training

Working With Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health

Training Information


This training is for health care professionals, doulas, community health workers and interested persons, who seek to learn cultural competency in a manner that preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities, and examine the issues of power and oppression to create systemic change for improved maternity care. Read More…


The training is built on theory and practices from Columbia University Medical Center Curriculum Committee on Cultural Competency, Virginia Mentoring Partnership Program, National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care, and Oregon Health Authority, Office of Equity and Inclusion’s, Cultural Competency Continuing Education Advisory Committee, and experience with diverse populations in maternal and child health.

Oregon Health Authority Approved (OHA)

SMC cultural competency training is an approved resource for improving cultural competency for regulated health care professionals in Oregon. The training is acknowledged by the Oregon Health Authority to train: Massage Therapist, Midwife, Naturopathic Doctor, Nurse, Nursing Board Administrator, Physician (MD/DO), and Social Worker.   The approved training is: Working with Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health.

Download the Cultural Competency Training Overview (PDF) to read about Goals and Objectives, SMC’s Training Model, the Benefits of Cultural Competency and CEU’s.

Next Training

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm 
Cost: $150.00
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center

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Shafia M. Monroe, DEM. CDT, MPH
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