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Shafia Monroe – Cultural Competency: Working with Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health

March 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

$70.00 – $120

Hosted by Pacific Association of Labor Support (PALS) and Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS).

Cost for this event is $120 per attendee

PALS & NAPS are offering amazing discounts to their members!
Current PALS & NAPS member price: $40
New NAPS or PALS full membership price: $90 ($50 full PALS membership + $40 member registration)
New PALS supporting membership price: $100 ($25 supporting PALS membership + $75 supporting member registration)

  • Two scholarships are available for non-members, that application is available on our Resources page here.
  • Attendees may pay an additional $20 directly to Shafia Monroe to receive 6 DONA CEU’s
  • Some snacks will be provided, there will be an hour allotted for a lunch break

Working with Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health

This training is designed to meet the unique needs of health professionals, who work in maternal and child health, in education, direct services, breastfeeding support, and who seek to build a culturally competent practice.

The Need for Cultural Competent Health Professionals and Doulas Continues to Grow

Pregnant and postpartum mothers deserve the best! Being pregnant, giving birth and parenting has parameters, based on cultural health beliefs, language, place of origin, and self-identification. Pregnant people seek understanding, respect, the desire to be understood, and to understand their health care experience.

Culturally competent health care professionals, offer health care and instructions that is respectful to the cultural of their client, using health literacy to ensure the client can understand best practices to improve their birth outcomes. Regardless of culture, everyone family wants a healthy birth experience.

What happens when cultural competent care is lacking:

  • Ethnic disparities in health outcomes
  • Barriers to access of services due to direct or indirect discrimination
  • Increased diagnostic errors resulting from miscommunication
  • Increased infant and maternal mortality and morbidity.

The Benefits of Cultural Competency

  • Improved birth outcomes
  • Leading through lifelong learning, with courage, compassion, and cultural competency
  • Enhanced self-awareness of attitudes toward people of different racial, ethnicity and sexual orientations
  • Improved care by increasing knowledge about the cultural beliefs and practices, attitudes toward health care, healthcare-seeking trends, and the affliction of various diseases on infant and maternal health
  • Improved skills in health literacy and cross-cultural knowledge.

From: https://shafiamonroe.com/cultural-competency/working-with-diverse-populations-maternal-child-health/

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March 31, 2018
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
$70.00 – $120
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