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2017 Marshallese Cultural Competency
Marshallese Cultural Competency
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Knowledge Gap:
Lack of knowledge regarding the Marshallese culture and how this effects health behaviors among Marshallese patients.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about cultural competency and how it pertains to their respective profession.


1.     Describe the history and background of the Marshallese in the US and in Northwest Arkansas. 

2.     Identify cultural characteristics of the Marshallese that may influence their health behaviors

3.     Use cross-cultural communication skills to address the health concerns of Marshallese patients.

Release and Expiration Dates
12/3/2016 - 2/3/2019

Biographical Info
Williamina “Wana” Bing, BS was born and raised in the Marshall Islands, and moved to the United States in 1993. Before working for UAMS, I worked for 10 years as an Administrative Specialist/Outreach Worker for the ADH Washington County Health Department’s Bates Outreach Clinic. I worked mostly with Marshallese and Latino families relating to communicable diseases.

Speaker Disclosures
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CME activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Pearl McElfish
Rachel Purvis
Mike Stephens
Sarah Moore
Ralph Wilmoth

Sarah Moore
Carolina Vargas
Wana Bing

Mike Stephens
Sarah Moore
Carolina Vargas
Wana Bing

Peer Reviewers: 
Melissa Bridges
Rachel Purvis
Thomas Schulz
Jennifer Mayer

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.     Launch the activity

2.     Complete the pre-test

3.     View the entire activity online

4.     Complete the post-test (must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit)

5.     Complete Evaluation

6.     Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

ANCC Accreditation Statement:
Center of Distance Health, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation

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Designation Statement


The UAMS College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy statement
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all directly or jointly provided educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CE. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

Cost to receive credit
No cost to view this educational program


Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> Nursing Contact Hours