TRAININGS OFFERED BY SOUTHERN OREGON HEALTH EQUITY COALITION
Improving Cultural Agility in Health, Human Services, Education and Other Settings
As demographics change, and our communities become more diverse, there are new mandates, policies and standards. The importance of cultural and linguistic appropriateness in the delivery of health, education and social services is important for service enhancement, organizational efficiency and risk reduction.
We can help organizations improve equity. Our cultural agility trainings will help you and your staff build awareness, knowledge, and skills through a variety of teaching methods including direct instruction, skills practice, case studies, facilitated group discussions, and technology/media.
Our training seeks to enhance:
- understanding of one’s own culture and background
- awareness and acknowledgment of differences
- knowledge and skills for navigating the dynamics of difference
- organizational efficiency, customer service, and risk management
Participants in our trainings examine their own values and biases. They begin to recognize that differences in race, language, culture, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation and gender identity, add challenging dimensions to the dynamics of interpersonal interactions.
Our trainers are certified in the Curriculum Closing the Gap: Cultural Competency in Health and Social Services, which is rooted in the CLAS (Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services) Standards.
We can customize our trainings for maximum relevancy and effectiveness to meet your organization’s needs.
*Rates are for trainings with 20 participants* (sliding-scale fee includes a non-profit rate)
- Half-Day Training: $750-$1000
- Full-Day Training: $1500-$2000
- Hourly Rate: $200-$400
- Keynote Rate: $300-$600
Our trainers are based in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. See below for photos and bios. If trainers travel outside of Jackson or Josephine County, travel expenses are an additional cost
For more details or to discuss our trainings, contact us:
SO HEALTH-E TRAINERS
Gilda Montenegro-Fix is a Costa Rican woman, mother, wife, adventurous world traveler, and global citizen. She represented her country in two Olympic Games (Barcelona ‘92 and Atlanta ‘96), in the sport of whitewater slalom kayak, being the only woman from all of Latin America to compete in this discipline. Ms. Montenegro-Fix has worked in the fields of outdoor leadership, social work, early childhood and family support, cross cultural communication, and Diversity and Inclusion. She is passionate about facilitating understanding, cultivating harmony and building bridges that connect us all. Gilda studied Psychology at the University of Costa Rica, worked as a bilingual/bicultural specialist with multicultural low income families for 10 years, worked as a Medical Interpreter since 1999, is a certified trainer in Cultural Competency by the Cross Cultural HealthCare Program in Seattle (local pioneer in the field), and is an Associate Cultural Competency Trainer with Luminary Communications.