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Importance of Cultural Competence in Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Response

Cultural competence is important when public health practitioners need to address infectious disease outbreaks in cross-cultural communities. Before beginning this assignment, learn about cultural competence in public health. Also, read the attached document. For this assignment, you must demonstrate an understanding of the community that you chose based on the scenario you choose. Do not provide a generic response. It must be specific and detailed in the information and how you will APPLY cultural competence in the given situation.

Discuss the scenario:

The lack of cultural competence in the recent Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016 in West Africa has been implicated as a reason that the outbreak was not contained sooner. If you were a public health practitioner responding to this outbreak, how would you include cultural norms and leaders in how you communicate with the community in order to control and prevent the disease from spreading?

Please be concise in your writing and keep the page length under 5 pages total. Follow APA formatting for a research paper.

Assignment Instructions:

APA Style 

4 pages not including the references

Plagiarism free (will be submitted to TURNITIN)

3 or more academic references

Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format. Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.