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Health and Wellness Research Guide

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Patrick Rudd
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Belk Library, Office 118
Elon University
Elon, NC 27244
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Definition

"Cultural competency in health refers to being aware of cultural differences among diverse racial, ethnic, and other minority groups, respecting those differences, and taking steps to apply that knowledge to professional practice. Our country is an increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse nation, and disparities in health care access, health outcomes, and health status are major issues."

-From womenshealth.gov