Culturally Responsive Care

In order to create an environment of inclusion where individual differences are respected and all feel welcome as well as improve access, the following were developed to provide a range of diversity resources, educational materials, cultural enrichment and acclimation programs for members of the Carver College of Medicine and UI Health Care community. 

Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa Conference

UI Health Care, the UIHC Department of Nursing, the College of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, and the College of Public Health, and the Center for Disabilities and Development co-sponsor the annual Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa conference. The goal of this multidisciplinary, interprofessional conference is to improve the delivery of culturally sensitive and responsive health care to increasingly diverse patient populations.  CME is offered.  

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Carver College of Medicine, 1110A MERF

UI Health Care Culturally Responsive Health Care Award

The Culturally Responsive Health Care Award recognizes healthcare professionals or teams who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation in addressing health disparities among patients or populations through culturally responsive care. This award acknowledges the importance of recognizing and addressing the unique cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic factors that influence healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. Recipients of this award embody a commitment to providing equitable, inclusive, and patient-centered care that respects and integrates diverse cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and practices. This award will be presented during the Annual Culturally Responsive Health Care Conference on Thursday, June 6th, 2024. Nominations due: April 1, 2024.

Mobile Clinic

The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic is an interdisciplinary student organization founded in 2002,  that provides free health screening, prevention, education, and basic health services to under served populations.

LGBTQ Top PerformerUI Health Care Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clinic 

UI Health Care established the state’s only clinic which offers comprehensive primary care for LGBTQ patients. The clinic’s health care professionals and staff have expertise in the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities.  Every staff member has received LGBTQ-specific cultural humility training through the Safe Zone Project to ensure that the clinic environment is welcoming and affirming for all patients. 

Culture VisionCultureVision (CV)

CV is a user-friendly, comprehensive database with information on more than 50 ethnic and cultural groups across 12 clinical and non-clinical areas. This tool assists health care professionals in the provision of patient-centered and culturally responsive care of our increasingly diverse patient population.  CV can be accessed by anyone with a email address through various entry points including EPIC, The Loop, The Point and on every clinical workstation desktop.