Cultural Competency

Living our commitment to diversity of thought, culture, gender & ethnicity

The College of Health Sciences is committed to establishing and sustaining a supportive, open learning community. To that end, the College has established a resource library of materials related to cultural competence in health care for use in its academic programs. The materials may be accessed from the Dean’s office. The following materials are available for use by faculty, staff or students. For more information contact Dr. Sharon Stewart at (859) 218-0570 or


Without Pity: A Film About Abilities

Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Worlds Apart: A Four-Part Series on Cross-Cultural Healthcare

Fanlight Production

Cross-Cultural Communication

Insight Media

Communicating with Clients from Different Cultures

Insight Media

Valuing Diversity: Multicultural Communication

Insight Media

What Language Does Your Patient Hurt In?

Insight Media

Cultural Communication & Cultural Diversity

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Cultural Diversity Considerations for Care Providers

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Cultural Diversity

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Important Web Links

The following web links provide information related to cultural competence or diversity. Several allied health professional associations have links related to cultural issues.

All health sciences professionals should be familiar with the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards for Health Care. These standards provide mandates and recommendations for health care organizations. This is a “must read” for all students and faculty in the College of Health Sciences.

Engaging Differences Project. The website states: “The Engaging Differences project is focused on enhancing the quality of education and services provided to postsecondary students with disabilities on the University of Kentucky and Lexington Community College campuses.”

DiversityWeb is one of the most comprehensive sites for resources dealing with diversity issues in higher education. It provides information on innovations and research as well as periodical called Diversity Digest.

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan has a listing of multicultural resources to improved teaching.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Physical Therapy Association