How Cultural Competency Impacts Social Determinants of Well being in Pharmacy

If we’re culturally competent, then we all know the impacts of social determinants of well being can have and the way racism and transphobia homophobia can contribute to the social determinants of well being.

Jacinda C. Abdul-Mutakabbir aka “JAM”, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Observe, Loma Linda College Faculty of Pharmacy, spoke with Pharmacy Instances about her session at McKesson ideaShare 2022 titled “Cultural Competence in Pharmacy Observe”.

JAM: All proper, so cultural competency independently impacts, , social determinants of well being. So, entry to well being care, it impacts training that people are capable of obtain. So when there are inequities in that, then persons are much less apt to have entry to well being care. But when we’re culturally competent, then we all know the impacts of social determinants of well being can have and the way racism and transphobia homophobia can contribute to, to the social determinants of well being. And we all know that if we improve our cultural competence, then we are able to battle these totally different isms and people totally different phobias. So, to the place once we take into consideration social determinants of well being, we do not longer must say SDOH inequities, we are able to say, effectively, these are social determinants of well being. Nonetheless, we have labored actually exhausting to slim the gaps as a result of we have now constructed our agricultural competencies and we have been capable of fight the racism, the transphobia and homophobia that will contribute to us not being culturally competent or having an equitable well being care system.

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