American Conference on Diversity Promotes Healthcare Cultural Competency With Free Training Program

To facilitate cultural competency standards among New Jersey’s healthcare professionals, the American Conference on Diversity will hold a free Train the Trainer program on December 13 (8 am to 4 pm) at the NJHA Conference Center in Princeton.
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Nov. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- New Brunswick, NJ – Studies found that multiple factors contribute to healthcare disparities, including bias, stereotyping, and prejudice on the part of healthcare providers. As a result, The Joint Commission set several standards of care that are mindful of patients’ culture, language, literacy, and learning needs.

To facilitate these standards among New Jersey’s healthcare professionals, the American Conference on Diversity will hold a free Train the Trainer program on December 13 (8 am to 4 pm) at the NJHA Conference Center on 760 Alexander Rd., Princeton, N.J.

This one-day, limited-seating program is generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for NJ and designed for healthcare professionals with the responsibility for staff education. It is a continuing nursing education activity approved for 6.25 contact hours by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers COA.

Each participant will be given the opportunity to:

Explore issues of diversity within yourself and in relation to the healthcare environment

Acquire and/or improve upon the appropriate communications skills needed to provide care to a diverse patient population

Receive the tools that will enable you to provide these same opportunities to staff in your own healthcare facility

Faculty members from the American Conference on Diversity who will facilitate the program include Renee Ayers, MPA, Director of Professional Development, and Linda Tondow, RN, MSN, Vice President Operations & Community Relations.

The program, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials, is free but requires pre-registration by December 6. Seats are limited. Register now at, email, or call 732-745-9330 x 25.

What participants said about last year’s Train the Trainer program:

“This program was extremely effective in raising awareness and understanding of the impact culture and diversity have on the delivery of healthcare.”

“Should be mandatory training for all healthcare professionals.”

 “The content of the program is outstanding; the presenters are well prepared; the participation and the questioning technique of the presenters are great!”

About the American Conference on Diversity

The programs, services, and initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity are among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. It is the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders; enhancing our workplaces; and helping to create inclusive communities. The American Conference on Diversity builds on a historic mission and creates programs and activities relevant and vital to 21st Century life. It is a journey we can all take together. The American Conference on Diversity operates eight chapters to help us to educate and empower leaders and bring our messages of inclusion and respect to communities throughout New Jersey: Atlantic County Chapter, Bayonne Chapter, Central Jersey Chapter, Essex County Chapter, Greater Bergen Chapter, Hudson County Chapter, Jersey Shore Chapter, and Mercer County Chapter. Visit to learn more.


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