Advancing Cultural Competency


The Advancing Cultural Competence (ACC) program courses prepares participants to recognize how the conditions of daily life, sociopolitical forces, and the culture of medicine affect health among underserved racial and ethnic groups in New York and other regions of the United States. 

Participants will be empowered to transform their professional practice and yield positive health impacts at the population health level or one-on-one in clinical settings through personal reflection exercises and practice-based strategies 

Each training series covers the following four themes: 

  1. Historical frames of oppression 
  2. Present day sociopolitical barriers and challenges to health 
  3. Engagement with activists and advocates within the community around health 
  4. Clinical cases and practical tools for advancing cultural competence 


Training Series 



 American Indian 


African American/Black 

Asian/Pacific Islander