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Culturally Sensitive Health Promotion and Health Care Approaches for Eliminating Health Disparities

CE Credit: 2

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Length: 1 hour

This program addresses key issues in health care disparities in relation to racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic variability.  The uneven access to health care, as well as the quality of health care services, imposes significant costs, as well as critical challenges to our overall health care system and to the society that supports it.  This program discusses both the problems and prospects associated with health care service delivery and the significant disparities that it currently supports.

Learning Objective 1
Learn about common health disparities, who they affect, and why they occur.

Learning Objective 2
Learn about health smart behaviors and how to promote these behaviors in different communities.

Learning Objective 3
Understand what is meant by culturally-sensitive health care and how to provide this care.

Presenter: Carolyn Tucker, PhD

Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker Ph.D. received her B.S. degree in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University (graduating summa cum laude), did her internship in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Tucker is a Professor of Psychology, Professor of Community Health and Family Medicine, and Affiliate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida (UF). She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association. She is also the Richard and Thelma O. C. Barney Term Professor of Health Disparities in the College of Medicine at UF, the Director of the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program, a UF Research Foundation Professor, and a UF Distinguished Alumni Professor. She is presently on the Expert Panel for the YMCA of the USA's Diversity Health and Wellness Collaborative.

Dr. Tucker has 30 years of experience conducting culturally sensitive community-participatory health promotion and health care research in racial/ethnic minority and low-income communities. She has 85 published refereed journal articles and numerous other publications, including one book. Currently, she is on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of the National Medical Association and serves as a reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Tucker is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.