Cultural Competency: The Foundation for an Inclusive Environment

Please join CHAMPS and Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) for the final event in our 2015 “Lunchtime Learning” Professional Skill Development Distance Learning Series!  The six one-hour events in this series have taken place between April and September, designed to provide professional and skill development to CHC staff.  All health center staff members are welcome, and all events are FREE for participants from Health Center Program Grantees, FQHC Look-Alikes, and Primary Care Associations in Region VIII!


Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 16, 2015; 12:00 -1:00pm Mountain Time (1:00- 2:00pm Central Time)

Presenter:  Cerise Hunt, MSW, Community Development Coordinator, Center for Public Health Practice, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Target Audience:  All Health Center employees

Overview and Objectives:  The goal of the webcast is to make clear that cultural competence requires active development and is an ongoing process that one attempts to aspire to rather than achieve.  Participants will gain skills and techniques in the following:  To be active in the process of becoming aware of personnel assumptions about human behavior, values, biases, and preconceived notions. As professionals we must shift from being culturally unaware to being culturally aware in order to create a more culturally inclusive clinic environment for patients.  By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the elements of cultural competence
  • Identify individual demonstrations of cultural competence
  • Recognize personal assumptions about human behavior, values, biases and preconceived notions
  • Expand awareness of cultural assumptions and how cultural filters impact interaction with others
  • Identify steps to become more culturally proficient and to function more effectively in a multicultural environment

Registration:  This event will take place online, and advance registration is required.  (Register once per computer being used.)  Handouts and log-in information will be emailed to all registrants the day before the event.

To register for Event #6, please click HERE.


  • Participation in this series of events is FREE for all health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and FQHC Look-Alikes) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).
  • Other participants in the LIVE event will be charged $50/link after the event.
  • Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for FREE participation.

Start Date + Time September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
End Date + Time September 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Location Webinar