This section lists training resources and opportunities for providers and their office staff. Our goal is to support providers in advancing their expertise in caring for the Alliance populations and complying with Managed Care Medi-Cal mandated training.
In order to ensure culturally responsive care, the Alliance requires providers and office staff to complete cultural sensitivity training during the new provider orientation and on a regular basis. Below are links to trainings and online resources to help prepare providers and clinic staff to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of their patients.
- Alliance Cultural Sensitivity Training slide deck covers all required content including regulations, culture, communication, immigrants, language access, disability, aging, LGBTQ, literacy, and resources. This training is updated annually.
- The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services – Cultural Competency Continuing Education
- Trainings and toolkits.
- Some programs offer CEU’s and/or require registration.
- The Industry Collaborative Effort (ICE) – Cultural Competency and Patient Engagement
- Provider resources for improved communication with diverse populations. Search phrase “Cultural” to find:
- ICE Cultural Competency & Patient Engagement, Training Module 1.
- Better Communication, Better Care – Provider Tools to Care for Diverse Populations.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Culture, Language and Health Literacy
- Provider resources to promote effective health communication for diverse populations.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Health Literacy Resources
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Refugee Health Profiles
The Alliance conducted a Group Needs Assessment (GNA) of our membership in 2016 to evaluate health status as well as health education and cultural and linguistic needs based on language, ethnicity, age and disability.
The slides cover the 2016 GNA results, our next steps and your role as a provider:
- GNA methodology
- Member demographics
- Health status and risks
- Health education needs
- Cultural, linguistic and communication needs
- Alliance’ plans to address identified needs
- Opportunities for providers
- Resources for providers
- Gender Spectrum – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)
- Local organization with great provider resources regarding gender identity.
- Fenway Institute – The National LGBT Health Education Center
- Training resources.
- Lavender Seniors – Safe and Visible: Creating a Healthcare Practice Welcoming to LGBT Seniors
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
- Interactive training tool that promotes the appropriate, safe and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
- This eLearning course offers a free CME. For more information, please click here.
For more in-depth training on the needs of seniors and people with disabilities (SPDs), we recommend these online resources:
- The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health offers 15-30 minute curriculums for Primary and Specialty Care Practitioners, one for front office staff and another for medical office staff.
- National Disability Navigator, Resource Collaborative – Population Specific Fact Sheets
Please see links below to access local, state and online resources available to keep you up-to-date on best practices for supporting your patients with tobacco cessation.
- 5 Major Steps to Intervention
- Alameda County Provider Network for Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Cessation
- Offers regular training for local providers.
- California Smokers Helpline/Center for Tobacco Cessation
- Continuing Medical Education California
- Courses offered through UC Schools of Medicine
- Overview of the Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (2008 Update (SDL # 11-007))
- UC Quits-modules
- University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Smoking Cessation Leadership Center