University of Nebraska Medical Center

January 9, 2013 – Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction

Great Plains Public Health Training Center, Leadership Speaker Series presents Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH speaking about Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction.

Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH, has over 30 years’ experience in health care as a program director, advisor, teacher, clinician, strategist and consultant. She has spent 18 years of devoted work creating original approaches in the field of multicultural health with an emphasis on education within the health care professions.

Dr. Tervalon’s work incorporates principles of social justice, fairness and equity in program practice. Dr. Tervalon has a reputation for building constructive, participatory relationships inside and outside of institutions, modeling respect for divergent points of view, and setting a tone of urgency for the work of inclusive policies and practices in all settings. Dr. Tervalon is well published and recognized as an excellent public speaker locally, nationally and internationally.



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