CARE Ohio, formally known as CARE Columbus is a training and education program that provides information and strategies for delivering cross-culturally competent health care and human services to our community’s diverse cultural populations.
The predecessor of CARE Columbus, the Cultural Competency Training Academy (CcompT), was founded in 1999, through the leadership and grant support of the United Way of Central Ohio and Access Health Columbus. Spearheaded by Ohio Health, the initiative’s early advisors included Capital University and the Columbus Foundation. In the past 8 years, the program has evolved into a credible learning and education resource for health care and human services providers throughout Ohio.
Professionals from health, education and human services fields collaborated with cultural community-based organizations to identify the most effective strategies to integrate cross-culturally competent attitudes, behaviors and policies into their professional practices and organizations.
The result is a training program that focuses on meeting the professional development needs of physicians, nurses, social workers, allied health professionals and others who have direct patient/client contact and responsibilities. The nature of the curriculum allows participants from a variety of healthcare and human services disciplines to find relevant and effective strategies to implement in the workplace. Currently, CARE Ohio offers continuing education credits for nurses and social workers, and has expanded these credits to include behavioral health professionals as part of the transfer to MACC.
MACC welcomes the opportunity to partner with the United Way of Central Ohio and to support CARE Ohio's continued growth and program objectives. “The transfer of the CARE Columbus program complements our cultural competence training efforts and expands our ability to meet the needs of direct care and service providers and professionals”, stated Charleta B. Tavares, MACC Executive Director.
Additional funding support for CARE sessions provided by The CareSource Foundation. Limited Scholarships available for Students, Consumers and/or Consumer Family Members. CEUs are available for RNs/LPNs and LSWs/LISWs; application has been made for CEUs for Counseling, Psychology, and Ohio Chemical Dependency professionals.
To request the CARE training in your area contact MACC at 614-221-7841.