Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates is a private organization providing keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, consultations, and training focusing on clinical, administrative, research and educational issues related to cultural competence, transcultural health care & mental health.
Our Model of Service
“The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services,” is a culturally consciously model of healthcare delivery that defines cultural competence as “the process in which the healthcare professional continually strives to achieve the ability and availability to effectively work within the cultural context of a client” (family, individual or community). It is a process of becoming culturally competent, not being culturally competent. This model of cultural competence views cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounters and cultural desire as the five constructs of cultural competence. Cultural encounter is the pivotal construct of cultural competence that provides the energy source and foundation for one’s journey towards cultural competence.
This model defines cultural competence as the ongoing process in which the healthcare professional continuously strives to achieve the ability and availability to work effectively within the cultural context of the patient (individual, family, community) from a biblical perspective.
What Does C.A.R.E. Stand For?
Clinical – We provide direct and indirect consultation regarding clients with health care and mental health issues related to their cultural and/or ethnic background.
Administrative – We provide agencies with consultation, training and presentations regarding such administrative issues as organizational cultural competence, recruitment and retention of minorities, and cultural diversity in the workforce.
Research – We provide consultation on research grants, demonstration projects, and proposals in the areas of cultural competency and the delivery of culturally responsive healthcare services and cultural competence in the health professions.
Educational – We conduct workshops, seminars and presentations on various topics of cultural competence in health care and mental health, as well as provide in-service education to clinicians and other healthcare providers on cultural competence.