Cultural competency training

Select Health of South Carolina is committed to promoting education and awareness of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), and to combatting the effects of low health literacy and its impact on the health status of our members.
Use the following resources to learn more about combating cultural incompetency:

  • Think Cultural Health, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in healthcare. You may access free online courses accredited for continuing education credits as well as supplementary tools to help you and your organization promote respectful, understandable, and effective care to your increasingly diverse patients.
  • DiversityRx offers free online training that covers various cultural competency topics such as health literacy, translation best practices, NCQA standards, and language and culture differences.
  • Polyglot Systems sponsors a series of online events designed to increase awareness of the impact language barriers have within healthcare.
  • Hablamos Juntos (We Speak Together) is a unique project designed to forge connections between healthcare providers and the rapidly growing Latino population. It works to improve communication between healthcare providers and Latino patients and eliminate language barriers that can lead to medical errors and compromise the quality of care. 
  • Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals (formerly Unified Health Communication) is free, on-line, go-at-your-own-pace training that has helped more than 4,000 healthcare professionals and students improve patient-provider communication.
  • A Physician's Guide to Culturally Competent Care gives you an opportunity to earn up to 9 free CME credits (Physicians and Physician Assistants) or 9 contact hours (Nurse Practitioners), while exploring engaging cases and learning about cultural competency in health care.