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The Need for Cultural Competency Training for Military and Veteran Communities

Warrior-Centric Health Care Training:  The Need for Cultural Competency Training for Military and Veteran Communities

September 17, 2013 / 1:00-2:00 ET

After a decade of war and an unprecedented number of combat deployments, our service members, veterans and their families are faced with the consequences of war’s invisible wounds. Representing roughly 25 percent of the U.S. population, this group has experienced clinically significant episodes related to post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse and other mental and behavioral health conditions. Careful cultural considerations between military and veteran patients and their caregivers are important for improved diagnosis and treatment.

This webinar, in conjunction with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, is designed to increase the awareness of providers, allied health team members, academic medical center leaders, policy makers, and community and faith based organization leaders regarding the skills necessary for standard and consistent application of culturally competent methodologies when treating military service members, veterans and their families.

Webinar presenters include:

  • Ronald J. Steptoe, CMR, CEO of The Steptoe Group, LLC.
  • Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, President and CEO of Evelyn Lewis International | the PECAN Chronicles; Chief Medical Officer of The Steptoe Group LLC

This webinar is available free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us at

HPOE Live! is an American Hospital Association webinar series that highlights leading strategies and innovations in performance improvement that are being championed today in America’s hospitals and health systems. It is produced by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, the AHA’s strategic platform that provides field-tested practices, tools, education and other networking resources to accelerate performance improvement and delivery system transformation in the nation’s hospitals and health systems. Keep an eye out for future emails announcing upcoming webinars in the series.

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