Learning Objectives

Primary Objective

To identify associations among physical, mental, and social health and evaluate how health providers can counsel behavior change using culturally competent techniques and programs

Secondary Objectives

To understand how and why socioeconomic status and ethnicity are related to illness and inadequate health behaviors

To outline the current concept of cultural competence in clinical practice and its application to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses

To specify how evidence-based techniques and programs are applied to change health behaviors among ethnic minority groups