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Cultural Competence in Public Health

Waters, Elizabeth; Gibbs, Lisa; Riggs, Elisha; Priest, Naomi; Renzaho, Andre; Kulkens, Maree


Becoming culturally competent is a pressing priority for public health decision makers and decision making, if we are to ensure that strategies are delivered to maximize health equity and minimize health inequalities. Decision makers across government, nongovernment, and research sectors have commonly equated these considerations with increased need for resources. By contrast, the shift toward achieving cultural competence in public health practice is likely to reveal new ideas about...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: International Encyclopedia of Public Health
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00663-8


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