Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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2.00 hours


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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling experiences with clients. 

What You'll Learn

  • Describe cross-cultural communication and why it is necessary in practice.
  • Provide examples of effective communication techniques when completing nutrition assessments.
  • Identify appropriate communication strategies when working with clients that have a language difference.

Competency Terms

Communication Skills
Literacy Assessment
Written & Oral Communication
Cultural Competency Skills
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Home Health Worker
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
Other - Schools
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Registered Nurse - Unspecified
Social Services Counselor
Social Worker

Related Job Tasks

Inform, educate, and empower people about health concerns
Conduct site visits, home visits, or inspections
Link clients to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
Meet with clients for purposes other than delivering direct health services
Perform health or environmental screenings