Cultural Competency


“Cultural competency means being able to provide effective and respectful healthcare to people of different cultures.”

-Coastal Training Technologies Corp.

In conjunction with the Child and Family Health Services grant, the Belmont County Health Department staff completed a cultural competency handbook, and quiz, in December 2014. The staff was trained in cultural competency and effective problem solving.cultural competency

As healthcare workers, we see many different cultures in our facility daily. The Belmont County Health Department provides high quality care to all types of people. A tele-interpreter language line is available for client/patients with limited English proficiency.

“The ultimate goal is a health care system and workforce that can deliver the highest quality of care to every patient, regardless of race, ethnicity, cultural background, or English proficiency” (Betancourt, Green & Carrillo, 2002)