The Role of Cultural Competence and Humility in Addressing Mental Health, 9/25
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Fran T. Close, Ph.D., is full Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences/Institute of Public Health at Florida A&M University (FAMU). An accomplished public health researcher with a focus on community based participatory research in underserved communities. Dr. Close has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on grants totaling over $4 million during her tenure at FAMU. Her research interests are in the area of racial disparity issues in Women’s Health and Maternal, Child and Infant Health. Currently, she serves on the United Way of the Big Bend’s Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Close is the past Chair of the United Way’s Health Council, where they explored mental health in the Tallahassee community as well as dental programs for school age children in Leon and Gadsden Counties. Dr. Close is a member of the Mental Health Council of the Big Bend, where she serves as the Chair of the ENGAGE community focusing on stigma of mental health in the African American community.
Dr. Close holds a doctorate degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Florida A&M University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biological Science from Florida State University.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
Apply cultural competence and cultural humility to public health practice
Understand how mental health and the stigma impacts communities
Understand how mental health conditions adversely impact maternal health
To register, click HERE.