As we’ve developed our programs in cultural competence over the years, one of our goals has been to reach a point of being able to build capacity within each organization, so that cultural competence becomes an inherent part of their DNA.
Thus, a few days ago, for the first time ever, we began working with a chain of hospitals and health clinics. On April 11, we began working with the Assuta Medical Center, a network of four hospitals and six medical centers throughout Israel, in the first of three workshops.
This workshop included 60 facilitators, from all disciplines at Assuta, who will lead cultural competency workshops for all Assuta employees. It is taking place in Assuta’s School of Professionalism, which opened two years ago. After the training these facilitators will hold cultural competency workshops for all of Assuta’s 2,800 employees in the upcoming 6 months.
Congratulations Assuta! We’ll keep you posted on the additional workshops.