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Activity Outline
Office of Minority Health, Health Equity Series (OMHHE): Communicating with Confidence: Cultural Competency (July 11, 2019)
July 11, 2019
FDA White Oak
Activity Coordinators:
Devin Thomas (Devin.Thomas@fda.hhs.gov)
Series Description

FDA's mission is to "protect the public's health." To achieve this mission, FDA staff need to be aware of the current and emerging research trends relative to minority health and health equity. The purpose of this series is to implement interactive 4-hour cultural competency trainings for FDA staff. The goal is to improve the accessibility of culturally competent health education materials, programs, and resources for consumers. The training will be tailored for health educators, health communications specialists, public health advisors, public affairs specialists, and others working in the space.

Lecture Description
Health literacy is a key factor in addressing health disparities, particularly those impacted by race, ethnicity, education and economic levels. Making the best decisions and taking positive actions toward better health requires the ability to obtain, communicate, process and understand essential health information, which is the definition of health literacy.

As health communications professionals or materials developers, your role is to create messages and outreach strategies, design materials and campaigns, and implement dissemination plans to help individuals, families and communities build their literacy around health and well‐being issues and concerns that require their attention and action. The goal is to provide a compelling message that will influence and motivate individuals toward adopting new behaviors or changing current behaviors for more positive health outcomes.
  • Irena Papadopoulos, I., et al., Developing tools to promote culturally competent compassion, courage, and intercultural communication in healthcare. Journal of Compassionate Health Care20163:2https://doi.org/10.1186/s40639-016-0019-6
Series Objectives
  • Improve accessibility of culturally competent health education materials, programs and resources for consumers to ensure agency priorities are met
  • Discuss ways in which health professionals can empower consumers to make more informed health-related decisions.
Learning Objectives After completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss the influence of cultural knowledge, respect, bias and trust on targeted health literacy and communication efforts.
  • Identify cultural factors that can play a role in gaining insight into developing communication strategies for target audiences
Target Audience
This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and health education promotion specialist.

Lecture 1 July 11, 2019
Time Topic Speaker
8:00 - 12:00 PM Communicating with Confidence: Cultural Competency (July 11, 2019) Daquanna Harrison, MA
Continuing Education Accreditation
Jointly Accredited Provider
In support of improving patient care, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ICPE Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit(s) for learning and change.
FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number JA0002895-0000-19-058-L04-P for 4.00 contact hour(s).
FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research designates this activity for 4.00 contact hour(s).
Requirements for Receiving CE Credit

Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and those claiming non-physician CME: participants must attest to their attendance and complete the final activity evaluation via the CE Portal (ceportal.fda.gov). For multi-day activities, participants must attest to their attendance and complete the faculty evaluation each day. Final activity evaluations must be completed within two weeks after the activity - no exceptions.

Pharmacists will need their NABP e-profile ID number as well as their DOB in MMDD format in order to claim CE credit.

Important Note regarding completion of evaluations and receiving credit
Attendees have 14 days from the last day of the activity to log in, complete the required evaluation(s) and attest to your attendance to claim credit.Physicians and nurses may then view/print statement of credit. Pharmacists should log into the CPE monitor 10 weeks after the last session of the activity to obtain their CE credit.

  • Harrison, Daquanna, MA, Founder, Elevation Educational Consulting Group - nothing to disclose

Planning Committee
  • KEMPF, LUCAS, MD - nothing to disclose
  • Thomas, Devin, LCDR, MPH, CHES, Health Promotions Specialist, FDA/OC/OCS/OSPD - nothing to disclose
  • Tsai, Yiying, PharmD, MPH, Pharmacist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - nothing to disclose

CE Consultation and Accreditation Team
  • Miller, Isaac J., CE Consultant, FDA/CDER/OEP/DLOD - nothing to disclose
  • Giroux, Virginia, MSN, FNP-BC, Associate Director for Accreditation, FDA/CDER/OEP/DLOD - nothing to disclose
  • Zawalick, Karen, CE Team Leader, FDA/CDER/OEP/DLOD - nothing to disclose
Registration Fee and Refunds
Registration is complimentary, therefore refunds are not applicable.
ACCME Joint Accreditation
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