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Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Training & Assessment

A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs

National Training Opportunities


Diversity Health Series @ DMU

The Diversity Health Series was developed by Kaiser Permanente and is used as a teaching tool at Des Moines University.  Dr. Rich Salas, the Director of Multicultural Affairs and Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, has completed the Kaiser Permanente Diversity Health Master level facilitator certification training. For more information please contact the Dr. Rich Salas at 515-271-1709.

The DHS film series includes the following videos:

  • The Spirit is Able - focus on the culture and health of People with Disabilities com
  • OUT - focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (GLBTI) culture and health
  • Viva Bien - focus on Latino culture and health
  • Touching the Dream - focus on African American culture and health
  • Journey of 10,000 Miles - focus on Asian/Pacific Islander culture and health
  • Hozho - Life in Balance - focus on Native American and Alaskan Native culture and health
  • Children of Adam - focus on the Greater Middle East culture and health
  • Side by Side: Generations Working Together - focus on 4 generations in the workplace and healthcare
  • In Our Boots: The Veterans Journey

Phone: 515-271-1537