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Webinar: Inclusion Academy – Beliefs and Traditions that Impact Latinx/Hispanic Patients’ Health Care
September 3, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Inclusion Academy, established by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is an educational program focused on providing students, faculty/staff and health care providers at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine with cultural knowledge and understanding of various diverse/marginalized communities with the intention to foster diversity and inclusion in all facets of the organization.
Currently, Latinx compromise nearly 16.7 percent of the U.S. population, and this representation is anticipated to increase to 30 percent by 2050. Latinx are a very diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in quality of health care for these patients. These barriers include language, lack of insurance, different cultural beliefs and, in some cases, immigration status, mistrust and illiteracy.
This session will aim to explore the ethnic background, beliefs and approaches to health commonly noted among Hispanic patients, recognizing that health beliefs are dependent on education, socioeconomic status and degree of acculturation.
The session will be held via Zoom. Webinar links will be provided in advance of the event for those who register.