Culturally Inclusive Care
Culturally inclusive care is much more than ensuring equal access to health care and treating everyone equally. To truly deliver culturally inclusive health care, providers must work to understand their own implicit biases and use a patient-centered approach. Listening closely to patients and understanding the role that culture, race, and identity may play in accessing healthcare can improve both the health care experience and clinical outcomes.
The following online resources ensure that our network providers have the tools they need to give our members culturally inclusive care:
- Cultural Humility & Cultural Competency ensures that our members feel heard, understood and supported in their healthcare experience, which helps reduce culturally based health care disparities Learn more.
- Health Literacy helps our providers communicate health information clearly in terms that members understand. Learn more.
- Language Assistance Services give our providers access to professional interpreters who speak over 200 languages, including American Sign Language, so they can communicate with members who have limited English proficiency or sensory impairment. Learn more
- Maternal Health Disparities compiles HPSM and community resources available for members who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Learn more.
- Older Adults & People with Disabilities details the wide range of care needs these distinct but overlapping populations have so providers can help them lead healthy lives. Learn more.
- Tips for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Patients are designed to support providers in offering inclusive, supportive care to this diverse population with suggestions informed by the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learn more.