What is Cultural Competency?

Cultural competence describes a set of aligned and transparent skills, attitudes and principles that acknowledge, respect and work together as a system towards optimal interactions between individuals and the various cultural and ethnic groups within a community

At the heart of cultural competency is evidence that demonstrates that healthcare professionals are working effectively in cross-cultural circumstances, meaning they can address an individual’s health needs more effectively.

Cultural competence describes a set of aligned and transparent skills, attitudes and principles that acknowledge, respect and work together as a system towards optimal interactions between individuals and the various cultural and ethnic groups within a community

At the heart of cultural competency is evidence that demonstrates that healthcare professionals are working effectively in cross-cultural circumstances, meaning they can address an individual’s health needs more effectively.