Chair Files

Building a Culturally Competent Organization

Nearly 1,500 hospitals and health systems are participating in the AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, Fla., is among those health care organizations, working to ensure every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable care. The center is accelerating progress in all three pledge areas. For example, Moffitt Diversity launched Moffitt Diversity Education, which provides workforce cultural competency training. Team members completed approximately 400 modules, focused on a person-centered approach to cross-cultural care. In addition, the center established the George Edgecomb Society, a community engagement and education program focused on cancer health disparities research that broadens the center’s donor base and increases awareness of cancer disparities in the black/African American community, all to ensure equitable health outcomes. Moffitt Diversity also launched a “pop-up shop” community outreach center in a local neighborhood shopping mall to provide access, screenings and education to potentially underserved populations historically at risk for cancer health disparities. This work underscores Moffitt Diversity’s efforts to use innovative approaches in all priority areas to eliminate cancer health care disparities.

For more information, contact diversity@moffitt.org or read the Moffitt Diversity 2016 Annual Report.

  

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