National Center for Cultural Competence

Welcome to Bridging the Cultural Divide in Health Care Settings: The Essential Role of Cultural Broker Programs!

bullet The Goal of this website and corresponding print document is to encourage the use of cultural brokering as a key approach to increase access to, and to enhance the delivery of, culturally competent care.
bullet What is Cultural Brokering? Cultural brokering has been defined as "...bridging, linking or mediating between groups or persons of different cultural backgrounds to effect change" (Jezewski, 1990).
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Developed for:
National Health Service Corps,
Bureau of Health Professions,
Health Resources and Services Administration,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Delevoped by:
National Center for Cultural Competence,
Georgetown University Center for Child
and Human Development
Georgetown University Medical Center

Web Version Developed in Collaboration with:
The MCH Group,
Georgetown Public Policy Institute


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