Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the article Preparing culturally competent health educators: The development and evaluation of a cultural immersion service-learning program (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Consider the characteristics that create a culturally competent health educator.
For this discussion, Select a health education topic. Apply relevant multicultural competencies to two different cultural groups. The first group should be based on a cultural background with which you can identify. The second group must be one that is based on a different cultural background than the one you identify. Explain at least three competencies that you would need in order to work with each of the two groups.
For example, You select obesity programs as your health education topic of interest. If you are a 50-year-old, African-American woman living in an urban area, this would mean your first cultural background group could be made up of any one of your similar identifiers, such as African Americans, people age 50 years and older, people in urban areas, or women. Your second cultural background would then be made up of an unfamiliar identifiers, such as Hispanics, rural teenagers, Amish men, or children age 6 and under. Using this example, this student could examine obesity programs that focus on adults over 50 years of age and children age 6 and under.
Your initial post should utilize at least two scholarly sources, in addition to your textbook. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. Sources must be cited according to 6th edition APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center in the In-Text Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video. Please be sure to view the Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial for more information on the Ashford University Library, the research process, and library search tips.