Cost: $100

Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result. This badge introduces students to the concepts of health and health care disparity and the importance of learning how individuals define, react to, and treat illness and other health risks.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this badge, students will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of culture and its impact on disparate health outcomes
  • Recognize different conceptual frameworks for understanding health and illness
  • Identify factors that influence health care practice and delivery
  • Illustrate ways to improve service delivery through culturally-responsive care for diverse populations
  • Assess the importance of culturally-informed care as a professional responsibility

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

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Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

Contact Hours for Professional Relicensure

Nursing: Nurses seeking Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for a badge course, must submit an Individual Offering Approval (IOA) application to the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) for official approval PRIOR to renewal of your nursing license. The IOA can be found on

Social Workers: This program has been pre-approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for continuing education for social workers. These course offerings are approved for 7.5 contact hours applicable for relicensure. (BSRB approval #05-001).