Familias en Acción has a variety of training opportunities for healthcare and social service professionals and students.
These courses give participants an important grounding in culturally sensitive issues that can arise in every interaction with patients and families. By developing an awareness of potential cultural issues and having strategies to approach them, you and your organization can better serve your Latino patients with serious illnesses and their families…which ultimately leads to improved health outcomes.
With these trainings, you will gain:
- Knowledge of common Latino cultural values that may affect health
- Strategies for building patient engagement
- Understanding of how social determinants can affect care
- Ways to integrate community health workers and patient navigators into care
- Cross cultural communication tools for difficult discussions
These online courses are self paced and can be taken individually, in work teams to facilitate discussion and support policy change, or in classroom settings to prepare new professionals. Each course can also be divided into sections to fit individual or group time constraints.
These three courses offer a continuum of information designed to meet your needs from comprehensive to more specific patient populations.
For all courses you will receive a digital badge as part of the proof of completion.
Care for Older Latino Adults with Chronic Illness – A Palliative Approach
This two-hour course offers key information about why and how to provide culturally inclusive palliative care for older adults with chronic illness. In videos, you will follow an elder Latino patient who fits one common disease profile. You will see how culturally competent interactions can improve patient understanding and the implementation of supportive palliative care. Course is approximately 2 hours and can be taken after Care of Latinos with Serious Illness or by itself.
Care for Latino Children – A Palliative Approach
This course offers key information about why and how to provide culturally inclusive palliative care for children and families. In videos, you will follow parents with a seriously ill child to learn how their cultural and life circumstances may impact their understanding and approach to their child’s medical condition and death. You will see how communication styles of healthcare providers can enhance…or detract from… patient and family understanding. Course is approximately 2 hours and can be taken after Care of Latinos with Serious Illness or by itself.
Care of Latinos with Serious Illnesses: A Palliative Approach
This four-hour course gives participants a comprehensive foundation in culturally sensitive issues that can arise with patients and families who have low health literacy. Videos demonstrate the differences between culturally inclusive and exclusive care and provide rich material for self exploration and discussion. Strategies for addressing potential provider frustrations such as delayed diagnosis, improper use of healthcare or social systems, and patient noncompliance are offered.