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State Medical Board of Ohio Cultural Competencies Guide for Health Care Providers

Through collaborative efforts with numerous local, state and federal organizations, the State Medical Board of Ohio has created a brief guide for providers as an introduction to cultural competencies. This document draws on resources from across the country, including review and input from a diverse group of experts. The guide is meant to be a starting-point for developing linguistic and cultural competencies among health care providers. The SMBO understands that it can be challenging to provide best practices for demographic groups while trying to avoid generalities and assumptions. Therefore, feedback to improve the language in this guide is welcomed.

If you feel information should be reassessed or refined, please email us with your input: As outlined in this guide- no single person can be an “authority”; developing cultural competencies is an ever-evolving skill.


Click here to read the Cultural Competency Guide


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