Structural Competency: A New Medicine for the Inequalities That Are Making Us Sick


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a problematic aspect of the model of culture traditionally presented in cultural competency training in medical schools and other institutions
  2. Discuss structural violence as one of the social determinants of mental health
  3. Name steps essential to structural interventions
  4. Name some of the main tasks necessary for the health care and public health workforce to put structural competency into practice

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Presenter 1
Helena Hansen, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry, NYU

Presenter 2
Kristel Thompson-Bush, LMSW, Consulting Community Mental Health Service Analyst

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