Understanding how culture influences views within healthcare. Cultural competence enhances the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients. Cultural competency training methods can enhance transparency between language, values, beliefs, and cultural differences.
HCA Culturally Competent Care video
Interprofessional Education (IPE)
When students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health.
Practice and Research Unit, College of Pharmacy, King Abdulaziz University
Interprofessional Practice (IPP)
Social Determinants of Health
The Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live and age. They have a large influence on our health. It also determines health inequities, which are the unfair and avoidable health differences between different groups of people.
Let's Learn Public Health
Behavioral Health Integration
Overview of a holistic view of healthcare by integrating behavioral healthcare into primary care.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Community Health Centers
Overview and history of the importance of community health centers and the crucial role they play in healthcare.
National Association of Community Health Centers Food Insecurity
What is a DO?
D.O.s are fully licensed medical doctors, physicians, and surgeons represented in every medical field. We are trained to treat patients as whole people, believing that the best healthcare means treating the body. Mind. And spirit. We don't just treat patients, we treat people.
What is the difference between an MD and a DO?
A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed doctor who has attended and graduated from a U.S. osteopathic medical school. A doctor of medicine (M.D.) has attended and graduated from a conventional medical school.
The major difference between osteopathic and allopathic doctors is that some osteopathic doctors provide manual medicine therapies, such as spinal manipulation or massage therapy, as part of their treatment.
After medical school, both M.D.s and D.O.s must complete residency training in their chosen specialties. They must also pass the same licensing examination before they can treat people and prescribe medications.