HOLD THE DATE: Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH will be presenting Culturally Competent Care: A Critical Approach in Health Care on January 14, 2009 at 5:30PM at the Eric P Newman Center at WashU
School of Med. His talk will describe the impact of culturally competent care on the clinical encounter and continuum of cultural competence. This event is co-sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc. and The Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence at Barnes Jewish Hospital. You can RSVP to Melanie Williams, RN
via Melanie_Williams@Merck.com or 1-800-737-2088 ID# 94954.
About the Speaker: Dr. Joseph Betancourt is Director of The Disparities Solutions Center and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Betancourt’s primary interests include cross-cultural medicine, minority recruitment into the health professions, and minority health/health policy research. Dr. Betancourt has served on several Institute of Medicine committees, including those that produced Unequal Treatment: Confronting acial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Guidance for a National Health Care Disparities Report, and In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce. He also sat on the Physicians for Human Rights Blue Ribbon Panel on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health.