Today we finished a set of two training sessions on cultural competency in serving the Ethiopian community in Jerusalem. The training was delivered to all staff members of the Clalit Primary Care Clinic in the Talpiot neighborhood and was basically the same training as the one delivered to the Ir Ganim clinic. Our next step in the near future is to deliver the training also in the Gonenim and Neve-Yaakov clinics. By that we will cover all four clinics that serve the Ethiopian population in Jerusalem.
It is important to note that following these trainings we continue to support the clinics in their efforts to give better and adapted services to new immigrants. In a follow-up process we found that many of the skills that were taught in the trainings are now being used in the clinics. In addition staff members report that patients demonstrate higher levels of satisfaction than before.