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Spanish Language & Cultural Competency Training

Spanish Language & Cultural Competency Training The North Carolina AHEC Spanish Language and Cultural Training Initiative is a statewide collaborative effort to promote increased Spanish fluency and related cultural competencies among North Carolina health professionals.

Through a grant from The Duke Endowment, the NC AHEC Program collaborates with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, and the UNC-CH Health Sciences Library to provide a comprehensive statewide approach to Spanish language and cultural training.

The multilevel program of language and cultural competency training is offered to healthcare professionals working in hospitals, health departments, community health centers and other healthcare settings. With these enriched skills, health professionals will have tools for improved communications with Hispanic patients and their families so as to improve both access to and quality of health care provided.