Cultural Competency & Health Literacy
The BHA Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Training Series continues its successful run. From April-June 2017, 196 staff from network partners attended various CC/HL trainings held on the following topics:
- LGBT Sensitivity and Providing Affirmative Healthcare
- Engaging Black and Latino Males in Substance Abuse Treatment
- The Influence of Culture on Patients Perceptions of Asthma Symptoms, Triggers and Treatments
This fall will bring another round of programming to enhance knowledge, skills, and comfort level of network staff. The training calendar of programs will be available shortly.
Evaluation and Training Opportunity for Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers
How do we as a Performing Provider System (PPS) support partners that may not directly bill for Medicaid services in determining the true impact of their efforts to the Triple Aim (reduce health care costs, improve quality, and improve care)?
Research has shown that the social determinants of health play a large role on impacting public health outcomes. Many community-based organizations offer crucial services to help improve social factors that affect health such as access to housing, healthy food, alternatives to incarceration, and vocational training.
BHA has contracted with recognized experts in helping community based providers leverage resources to demonstrate effectiveness of their programs. Research Scientist and Professor Dr. Angela Aidala and colleagues from Columbia University will facilitate three interactive workshops specifically addressing the needs of individual BHA partners.
Goals of the trainings:
- Improve agency abilities to evaluate their programs and document success
- Support BHA partner efforts to link their work on impacting social determinants to clinical quality and health outcomes
Who Should Attend?
* Executive Directors, Program Directors, Supervisors, Evaluators
* Directors and program staff responsible for monitoring of their organizations, programs, projects
* At least 2 staff (1 senior level) who will be involved with supervision or conducting evaluation and research at their sites.
* Gain skills and resources for conducting program evaluations under budget, time, and data constraints
* Receive program-specific technical assistance to implement/ strengthen local evaluation research capacity
How Will This be Achieved?
* This is a practical, iterative and hands-on workshop
- * Format will vary between presentations, discussions, small group work and assignments to share knowledge and application of concepts and tools to real life situations
- Agency onsite capacity development consultations will be scheduled as requested
Workshop trainings will begin early this Fall 2017
For more information or to register please contact Doris Saintil Phildor, BHA Site Director, at