Twenty-three people from a dozen medical, educational, service, and governmental agencies completed certification training in Cultural Competency at Front Range Community College.

Kaiser Permanente conducted the “train the trainer” session for the participants who now can take back to their organizations the Kaiser-developed Diversity and Health Film Series, which is designed to promote cultural awareness in their organizations.

The new trainers came from North Colorado Medical Center, Larimer County, McKee Medical Center, Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado, Front Range Community College, Aims Community College, City of Fort Collins, Rotary Club, Employment Services of Weld County, Pathways Hospice, Touchstone Partners, and Kaiser Permanente.

The highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning Diversity and Health Series films use the art of film to create interactive and interdisciplinary cultural learning experiences.

The purpose of the films is to raise the cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills of health-care providers, health-care employees, community partners, and anyone interested in learning more about diverse cultures. Health, health-care practices, and disparities are looked at in the context of history, stereotypes and myths, and present-day opportunities and challenges. The series is designed to promote:

  • Enhanced patient/client interactions and health outcomes
  • Respectful and productive relationships in the workplace
  • Collaborative relationships with communities to find solutions that address and eliminate health care disparities.

The film series includes focus on people with disabilities, GLBTI, Latino, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Greater Middle East cultures and four generations in the workplace and in health care.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

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