Advance Your Career in Person-Centered Care
Boost your credentials with a cultural competency certificate program designed by experts in person-centered healthcare.
The Online Certification in Cultural Competency program is the validated way to expand your knowledge in person-centered healthcare. Jointly offered by National University and Quality Interactions, this online experience gives you an actionable approach to person-centered care that is:
- Based on academic, peer-reviewed research
- Proven to increase health equity
- Accredited by ACCME and ANCC boards
- Designed to meet requirements for becoming a Planetree Person-Centered Care Fellow
Designed by Experts
Course authors Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Dr. Alexander Green, and Dr. Emilio Carrillo are widely recognized for their pioneering research in the field of cultural competency and as thought leaders on national medical protocols and practices.
Interactive, Research-Based Modules
Real-life case scenarios and thoughtful course design are proven to enhance your learning experience and help you retain information longer. All learning is based on peer-reviewed research from leading medical journals.
Learn where and when you want with 24-hour accessible course modules that transition seamlessly between your computer, tablet, and phone.
Accredited CE Hours
Earn 9 continuing education (CE) credit hours from ACCME or ANCC, and 1 CEU from National University—the first academic institution to achieve Planetree international recognition for significant advancement of person-centered care.
90% of Learners Agree
“The skills I learned will help me improve care to my patients.”
Start your Online Certification in Cultural Competency program today by unlocking your first course now.
Online Certification in Cultural Competency
The Online Certification in Cultural Competency program features seven Quality Interactions eLearning course modules and two recorded master classes with cultural competency experts, Alexander Green, MD, MPH and Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH. Each of these is accredited by ACCME and ANCC boards for 1 hour of continuing education (CE) credit, for a total of 9 CE credit hours. The program additionally features a directed reading resource, composed by J. Emilio Carrillo, MD, MPH. Completing all program components will additionally provide 1 CEU from National University.
Program titles include:
- ResCUE Model™ for Cross-Cultural Clinical Care
- Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias
- Improving Adherence in Diverse Populations
- Creating a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ Populations
- Working with Specific Populations: Hispanic/Latino
- Culturally Competent Care for the Medicare Population
- Disability Awareness and CUEs for Quality Interactions
- High-Quality, Person-Centered Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency, A Master Class Presented by Alexander Green, MD, MPH
- From Social Determinants to Drivers of Health: Advancing a New Paradigm, A Master Class Presented by Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH
Program Fee: $750
- 9 hours of accredited eLearning
- Directed Reading Resources
- National University CEU credit
- Online Certification in Cultural Competency
Frequently Asked Questions
The Online Certification in Cultural Competency program is available for $750 per individual learner. The package includes seven ACCME/ANCC accredited eLearning courses, directed readings, and two recorded master classes with experts in the field of cultural competency in healthcare, Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH and Alexander R. Green, MD, MPH.
The program provides 9 hours of accredited learning. Each eLearning Course takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. The package includes seven ACCME/ANCC accredited eLearning courses, directed readings, and two recorded master classes with experts in the field of cultural competency in healthcare, Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH and Alexander R. Green, MD, MPH.
This program is jointly offered by Quality Interactions and National University, the first academic institution to achieve Planetree recognition for significant advancement of person-centered care. While it is not currently endorsed by Planetree, it was developed with the intent of providing validated evidence of learning in the field of cultural competency, as required in the application for Planetree Person-Centered Care Fellow.
Why Choose National University?
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 175,000 alumni worldwide.
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