About the Program

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) offers facilitated instruction designed to build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for equitable and inclusive care. We believe that all patients and clients of health and human services organizations deserve the best chance at healthy and fulfilling lives.  Therefore, our equity and inclusion training – based on the principles of cultural competency – will help you and your staff address health disparities, negative identity bias, and barriers to care. Trainings are customized to meet the needs of our clients and can be designed to vary from brief introductory webinars to in-depth, multi-day workshops. We can deliver our trainings in person, virtually, or at your site.

What You Learn

As a participant in one of our trainings, you will learn tools and resources to build or strengthen cultural competency. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your own cultural and organizational values, and to recognize that cultural and social identity differences create distinctive life experiences which can become challenging to intercultural communication, despite our best intentions. Because good communication is a cornerstone of effective care, CCHCP teaches personal and organizational strategies for mitigating, overcoming, and learning from these challenges.

We take pride in customizing our trainings for maximum relevance and effectiveness to meet the needs of our clients.  Some the training topics we cover are:

  • The Principles of Cultural Competency
  • Equity and Inclusion Defined
  • The Range of our Differences
  • Cultural Agility
  • Implicit Bias
  • Involving the Community
  • Health Disparities: The Core Paradox
  • The Culture of Western Medicine

Who We Train

Health Care Organizations

Hospital systems, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs), and health care or medical associations are among the health care organizations we train on a regular basis.

Human Services Organizations

We work with nonprofits that serve the health and wellness needs of their communities through either support services, education, or enabling access to health care or social services.

Government Agencies

City, state, and federal health and social services departments are strengthened and better serve their communities through our cultural competency trainings.

Educational Institutions

Schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health, health sciences, social work, and human services use our trainings to enhance the education of their students.

Upcoming Classes

Closing the Gap: Building Culturally Competent Systems of Care

April 22-23
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT

Closing the Gap (CTG) is an online workshop designed for anyone working in the health and human services field who wants to increase their own awareness of equitable and inclusive practices while becoming equipped to promote systemic change within their organization.

Take advantage of the early bird price and register by April 1st to get $100 off the workshop price. Click here to purchase a ticket.

Summer Learning Series: Equity and Inclusion Defined

June 23
1:00 pm -2:00 pm PT

Sign-up for CCHCP’s 4-part Summer Learning Series.

Debates around the meaning of words can leave people feeling frustrated and misunderstood. Join “Equity and Inclusion Defined” to become more adept at navigating the terms and phrases used in modern cultural competency discussions.
$20/each or $60 for the entire series. Click here to purchase.

Summer Learning Series: The Range of Our Differences

July 7
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

Sign-up for CCHCP’s 4-part Summer Learning Series.

It is very natural to misinterpret another person’s behavior based on our own cultural references. Join “The Range of Our Differences” to review the many dynamics that make up culture and how an understanding of differences can lead to less conflict.
$20/each or $60 for the entire series. Click here to purchase.

Summer Learning Series: Health Disparities – The Core Paradox

July 21
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

Sign up for CCHCP’s 4-part Summer Learning Series.

Western medicine has its own language, practices, and definitions of healthy. Join “Health Disparities: The Core Paradox” to explore how poor health outcomes can occur when the needs of patients diverge from the culture of Western medicine.
$20/each or $60 for the entire series. Click here to purchase.

Summer Learning Series: Involving the Community

August 4
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

Sign up for CCHCP’s 4-part Summer Learning Series.

Effective partnerships rely upon respect and trust but what if you add in the undercurrents that come from power differentials? Join “Involving the Community” to explore how to establish and maintain effective partnerships between Health and Human Services organizations and those they serve.
$20/each or $60 for the entire series. Click here to purchase.

CCHCP has been an invaluable partner to the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) in helping us identify and eliminate implicit bias in our system. It has been the CCHCP staff and their exceptional support - providing time and expertise about equity and inclusion - that continues to be the greatest contribution to our success in addressing health care disparities.

Jimi Bush

Director of Quality and Engagement

Washington Medical Commission

For more information, email us:

eiprograms@xculture.org