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Delivering Culturally Competent Patient Education and Care to Tuberculosis Program Clients

Holiday Inn Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX

October 22, 2015

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 

In collaboration with



Kathy Bondoc, MSW
COSA Metropolitan Health District
City Chest Clinic
Elizabeth Foy, RN
DSHS Region 8
Josie Gonzalez, BS
Heartland National TB Center
Joan Mangan, PhD, MST
Centers for Disease Control and Prevenrtion
Delphina Sánchez, MA
Heartland National TB Center

The vision of Heartland National TB Center is to provide excellence, expertise, and innovation in training, medical consultation, and product development to reduce the impact of tuberculosis in our region.

The mission of the Heartland National TB Center is to build capacity with our partners. We will share expertise in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis by: developing and implementing cuttngedge trainings, delivering expert medical consultation, providing technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.

NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or UT Health Northeast for this educational program.

For more information, please contact:

Delphina Sanchez


Thursday, October 22, 2015
8:30 am8:45 am              Registration

8:45 am9:00 am               Welcome
9:00 am9:15 am               Stop the Stigma
9:15 am9:45 am               Demographic Changes, Health Disparities and Tuberculosis
9:45 am10:15 am             Addressing Disparities through Cultural Competency
10:15 am10:30 am          BREAK
10:30 am11:00 am           Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
11:00 am11:30 am           Resources for Cross Cultural Interactions
11:30 am12:45 pm          LUNCH
12:50 pm1:10 pm             Delivering Culturally Competent Patient Education Part 1: Contemplating                                          Your Client’s Perspective
1:10 pm1:45 pm               Delivering Culturally Competent Patient Education Part 2: Messages that                                          Resonate
1:45 pm2:00 pm             BREAK
2:00 pm3:00 pm              Group Exercise: Messages that Resonate
3:00 pm3:45 pm              Research in Educational Messages: Addressing Misperceptions                                                        Surrounding BCG Vaccination andRisk of TB
3:45 pm4:00 pm              Avoiding and Addressing Cultural Errors
4:00 pm4:15 pm              Working Effectively with Interpreters
4:15 pm4:30 pm              Course Evaluation
4:30 pm                           ADJOURN

Times/topics subject to change

Target Audience
This course is intended for TB nurses, TB nurse case managers and TB program and clinical staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with or at risk for TB infection.

Conference Goal
This interactive training will introduce participants to the issues of demographic changes and health disparities within the U.S. and will focus on the provision of culturally competent care and services within TB prevention and care. Through exercises and group discussion participants will have increased understanding of the role of providing culturally competentcare to TB clients.

Conference Objectives
Upon course completion, participants will be able to understand the rationale for providing culturally competent patient education and care to TB patients with or at risk for TB infection; describe available resources to facilitate the delivery of culturally competent patient education; formulate educational messages according to health education best practices; develop short and longterm goals to enhance the quality of culturally competent care and services delivered in each of the participants’ service areas; describe approaches to avoid cultural errors.

The format for this course will be lecturestyle presentations,with group exercises. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Holiday Inn Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Reservations: 8003152621
Room Block Code: PHA

There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
October 8, 2015

Space is limited to 75 participants.

Register on-line at:

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment
status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).

This course is open those with in the Heartland regionwhich include the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas