Advocacy & Policy

Member Resource: OMH Education Program Opportunity

  • 1.  Member Resource: OMH Education Program Opportunity

    Posted Jul 18, 2021 20:02
    Edited by Oscar Carballo Jul 18, 2021 20:02
    CSWE Government Relations (GR) is sharing the following resource from the Office of Minority Health's (OMH) Think Cultural Health.  CSWE GR is able to provide high-level context about this opportunity.

    Think Cultural Health is a free, accredited e-learning program sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) which offers continuing education opportunities and resources for health care professionals to learn about and increase their cultural and linguistic competency.  This program is approved for 4 – 5.5 contact hours for social workers and include the following four courses: 

    • Course 1: An introduction to cultural and linguistic competency 
    • Course 2: Increasing self-awareness 
    • Course 3: Increasing awareness of your client's cultural identity  
    • Course 4: Culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions and services 

      Completing this continuing education program will allow health care professionals, such as social workers, understand how culture, cultural identity, and intersectionality are related to behavioral health and behavioral health care, ways in which stereotypes and microaggressions can affect the therapeutic process, and identification strategies to reduce bias during assessment and diagnosis.   

      The program is set to expire on December 31, 2021.  More detailed information regarding this e-learning program and credit information for social workers is available here

      Oscar Carballo Jr.
      Legislative Research Assistant
      Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
      Washington, DC DC