Cultural Humility & Cultural Competence

The Multicultural Center never stops learning. The term multicultural is a deep well of a word, and to strive towards multicultural competence is to never stop learning from others about their own cultures, their experiences, their needs.

In 1998, Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-García published an academic article in the healthcare world that introduced the concept of cultural humility as distinguishable from cultural competence. For Tervalon and Murray-García, this was an opportunity to enhance the patient-centered experience in the field of medicine by embracing a lifelong learner model; elsewhere in the world of multicultural life and work, the same principles of being flexible and humble apply. The Multicultural Center opens its…more>>

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