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Cultural Competency in Health Care: A Two-Part Series

Tuesday, May 25 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Cultural Competency in Health Care: A Two-Part Series

Calling all clinicians! Join us for a free two-part CME webinar series on cultural competence in health care.

This webinar series will explore the impact of cultural competence on diet-related health disparities and discuss specific strategies for improving cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in nutrition counseling. Best practices for creating and sustaining an inclusive health care environment for the LGBTQ+ population will also be covered, including ways in which evidence-based nutrition guidelines and recommendations can be used to further enhance health and build respect and trust.

Webinar 1: Decreasing Health Disparities: How to Develop Cultural Sensitivity and Incorporate Culturally Competent Practices in Your Nutrition Counseling

Date: May 25, noon-1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Karen A. Mills, JD, RDN, LD, and Jennifer Paul, MPH, RDN

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define cultural competence and articulate the importance and need of cultural competence in their nutrition practices.
  • Describe diet-related health disparities. 
  • Identify strategies that promote cultural sensitivity in nutrition counseling.
  • Identify steps to develop cultural competence in nutrition counseling.

Webinar 2: Building an Inclusive Health Care Practice for the LGBTQ+ Population

Date: May 26, 3-4 p.m. ET
Presenter: Anthony Dissen, MPH, MA, RDN, CPH

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of building and sustaining an inclusive medical practice for LGBTQ+ individuals they serve.
  • List actionable ways in which they can further increase the inclusivity of their health care work for the LGBTQ+ population.
  • Describe how medical nutrition therapy can enhance the health and wellbeing of their LGBTQ+ patient and/or community population.

Physicians, nurses, and dietitians may earn up to 2 continuing education credits for attending both webinars.   

Continuing Education Information:

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians
This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 2.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU).

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses may earn 2 contact hours. 

Can’t join live? Create a free account on the Physicians Committee’s noncommercial continuing education platform, Watch the webinars after they premiere live and earn continuing education credits. You’ll also gain access to more than 40 other nutrition education courses. 

Please reach out to Natalie Hardcastle at nhardcastle [at] with any questions.