CNE seminar: culturally competent care for the Asian American community

Date: Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Time: 11:30 am Registration; 12 N – 2 pm Presentation

Location: Asian Services In Action (ASIA), Inc. 3631 Perkins Ave, 2A-W Cleveland, OH 44114

Sponsored by: ASIA, Inc.
Funded by: Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH)
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Asian Americans are almost twice as likely than the general population to develop diabetes, even when the BMI is within normal limits. (1) Consequently, it is essential for this population to develop awareness of early signs and symptoms, despite cultural differences in perceptions of health. The purpose of this training is to provide health care practitioners with information that supports the development of constructive relationships with Asian-American clients and increased positive health-related outcomes. Learning activities focus on development and enhancement of cultural competency skills at the individual and organizational level, with special emphasis on Burmese and Bhutanese perceptions of health. 1 –  (Full program flyer)

Presenter: Rita Pobanz, MSN, RN
Rita Pobanz, MSN, RN is a “Big Picture” person with strong history in health care, employee competency evaluation, staff development, regulatory compliance and organizational improvement.  She has functioned at corporate- level diversity management and leadership initiatives and is a recognized team facilitator, change agent and public speaker at the state, national and international level. She has extensive experience in diversity and educational redesign in both Beijing and Shanghai and implemented successful training programs for Chinese and Western employees. Rita has a passion for facilitating cross-cultural understanding and has stated:  “We should celebrate our differences.  It is what makes each of us unique.”

For more information, contact Sujata Burgess (216) 881-0330