The ever-increasing diversity of our communities in Wisconsin and across the nation warrants increased cultural awareness on the part of public health professionals.
This series was developed to address this changing landscape by providing a basic foundation into the philosophy, values, and conceptual frameworks of cultural competence and cultural humility.
By engaging with diverse individuals and communities through a culturally aware and self-reflective (cultural humility) lens, public health professionals will be better equipped to eliminate the long-standing disparities in the health and mental health status of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.
The health of a population is related to features of society, and its social and economic organization. Health is a matter that goes beyond the provision of health services. These modules are designed to introduce you to the major social variables that affect public health, including socioeconomic status, race, poverty, income distribution, social network, social support, social capital, neighborhood and community environment, and psychosocial stress.