Cultural Competency Training Course Graduates New Class

 Cultural Competency Training Course Graduates New Class

 Cultural Competency Training Course Graduates New Class


There were 25 graduates of the latest Training the Trainers course for cultural competency facilitators in health care institutions, which held its final meeting on December 14 at Sha’are Zedek Hospital. But these 25 people will ultimately affect health care provided to tens – if not hundreds - of thousands of residents throughout the country.

One of the major takeaways from the Jerusalem as a Culturally Competent City conference, held in May 2016, was that the best culturally competent services must be adapted to suit both the organizations and the patients’ needs and characters. In this way, training facilitators in cultural competency, who will work in-house in health care institutions throughout Israel, will be able to provide culturally sensitive health care to our vast range of groups and populations.

The 25 participants came from Jerusalem -15 from Sha’are Zedek, others from ALYN, Maccabi HMO in east Jerusalem – Haifa, Nahariya, Be’er Sheva, and the center of the country. They came from a range of fields – nurses, doctors, social workers, administrative staff – and will help the cultural competency coordinators introduce and assimilate concepts throughout the organizations.

We are proud that this course of a national scope was developed and given in Jerusalem. Congratulations and thank you to the Jerusalem Intercultural Center, our strategic partner in developing the Cultural Competency program over the past decade.