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Healthcare Competency- UPDATE 32323

Health Care Cultural Competency (HB 2280 and SB 2427)
Sponsors: Rep. Dagmara Avelar and Sen. Ram Villivalam

This initiative would establish cultural competency requirements as part of continuing medical education for a range of health care professionals. Based on available data as well as anecdotal stories, we know there is a real need for health care cultural competency in order to improve patient experiences and outcomes. We also believe this type of education would best equip providers to affirmingly serve their patients, including patients from communities that have historically been excluded from affirming treatment and care. The legislation is the initiative of a working group of organizations that advocate for and support and affirm LGBTQ people, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, and communities of color

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