Field Epidemiology
 

Latino/a Health Disparities: Beyond the Cultura Answer

Originally presented on June 8, 2015

Speakers:
Edgar Rivera Colon, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Narrative Medicine Program
Columbia University

Moises Serrano, Student
Sarah Lawrence College, and community activist

This webinar will help participants to understand a structural competency approach to Latino/a health disparities by explaining the emergence of Latin communities in the US via specific economic and social forces. Through the use of two case studies, one on asthma in the Hunts Point in NYC and another focused on the UndocuQueer movement, the webinar will operationalize the expansion of cultural competency through building structural health literacy capacities for participants. 

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the structural competency approach to Latin Health disparities and the expansion of cultural competency through building structural health literacy capacities for participants.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between a cultural competency and a structural competency approach in public health and healthcare
  • Recognize the importance of structural competency for health disparities reduction in Latino and Latina communities
  • Explain the Latino presence in the U.S. as driven by institutions and social forces
  • Appraise structural competency in light of two case studies


CE Credits for this activity expired on July 31, 2021. We encourage you to take the evaluation as it helps us plan future activities. Thank you!