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Towards Religious Competency for Health Professionals

Friday, November 22, 2013

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

begins at 8:45 a.m.

What does a public health professional or a health clinician need to know about faith traditions to plan effective programs, be religiously competent, and interact successfully with clients of diverse faith backgrounds? 

This training will include presenters from four diverse religious traditions and provide a working opportunity to apply lessons learned in small groups through a case study approach. 

$40 (includes materials and lunch)



Learning Objectives:

  • Encounter and learn about faith traditions – one’s own and others – and develop ways to apply these insights to work with clients and the community for improved health outcomes.
  • Recognize 3 preconceptions and 3 stereotypes and assess how they affect relationships and health decisions.
  • Prepare and present public health specific scenarios that highlight challenges and opportunities working with religiously diverse populations.
  • Develop relationships with people of other faiths that you can call upon in the future.

Who Should Attend

Local, state, and federal health department/agency staff, staff from community-based organizations, physicians, nurses, social workers, health educators, and other hospital and clinic providers and staff.

Continuing Education

Applications for PA Board of Nursing, Social Work, CHES, and CPH will be submitted.

* The Interfaith Center of Philadelphia brings together community members to get to know each other as people and to learn how to value and respect the “other” while maintaining (and often strengthening) their own religious identities.

Register here.

Contact Information

Eleanor Lippmann

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The Friends Center
Rufus Jones Room
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • Public
  • Staff

Special Features

  • CEU Available