CULTURAL COMPETENCY APPROACHES TO MENTAL HEALTH

Guests:  Ronald Luskin, Senior Director of Development, Meriter Foundation;  Susan Janty, MS, RN, Director of Behavioral Health, Meriter-UnityPoint Health

Sensitivity to differences stemming from diverse cultural, ethnic, spiritual and religious backgrounds is increasingly important in improving the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. That’s why the Meriter Foundation is offering a community-wide Cultural Competency Skills Workshop for all mental health practitioners.

On this program, Ronald Luskin and Susan Janty, MS, RN, define what is meant by cultural competency and highlight the breadth of mental health care needs and how Meriter-UnityPoint Health is addressing them.