An online foundation course on cultural competency, designed specifically for health workforce professionals, was released this month.The Foundation Course in Cultural Competency provides a basic understanding of cultural competency and health literacy.
The multimedia, interactive course is a voluntary programme and has three modules. They provide an understanding of New Zealand’s culturally diverse population, with an in-depth emphasis on Māori culture. The modules also focus on the importance of health literacy and how health professionals can make a difference to outcomes.
Each training module is supported by videos, video transcripts, additional reading resources and library references.