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Incorporating Cultural Humility in Peer Recovery Support and HIV Services - Peer Recovery CoE - MAI
Health outcomes are determined by multiple factors, including socioeconomic status, geographic location, and current health status. Importantly, race, ethnicity, and cultural dynamics also impact health and well-being. Therefore, approaching individuals with cultural humility can be a key element of success. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “Cultural humility is a process of self-reflection and discovery in order to build honest and trustworthy relationships."1 Peer workers play a necessary role in building relationships and linking individuals to the healthcare system using skill, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with an overview of the definition of cultural sensitivity and how to apply it in daily work environments.
This event is intended to be interactive, so please be prepared to share your experiences, comments, and questions about working in your respective communities. Upon the completion of this event, participants will be able to:
- Better define and apply cultural humility in work settings;
- Better use cultural humility to approach individuals and navigate various communities;
- Describe peer worker roles, responsibilities, challenges, and strengths while working with various populations; and
- Better understand the importance of peers in increasing health equity and reducing health disparities in their respective communities.