Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy | Briar Cliff University

Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy

The annual "Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy" Conference is a collaborative event that educates health care providers about the importance of providing culturally responsive and competent care to improve access to quality health care and reduce health disparities in our region.

This conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, social workers and other professionals who provide health care or human services to diverse populations.



Briar Cliff University students and faculty: Free
Briar Cliff University ARNP/DPT preceptors and clinical instructors: $10
Healthcare professionals: $20


A $5 fee will be charged for any cancellation up to and including March 25. Aftr that date, no rerunfds will be given for cancellations.

Continuing Education Credit

Briar Cliff University – Nursing as IBON provider #49 will award 3.5 contact hours to nurses who attend the entire event. Physical Therapists and Social Workers contact hours will also be available. No partial credit will be permitted; attendance at the full event is required to receive contact hours. Additional attendees will receive a certificate of completion, if desired.

Conference Materials

All documents for this conference will be available on line. Attendees will be provided with a link to the site where the education materials are located. Participants are responsible to download and print any offerings. No printed materials will be available on the day of the conference.


The 2019 keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Grey from the College of Social and Behavioral  Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa.  He is a professor of anthropology and Director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. His presentation will focus on the economic factors that attract immigrants to Iowa and provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities experienced by immigrants and Iowans.

Patient Panel

Panels members will discuss patient perspectives as immigrants or working with immigrants within the healthcare system. The presentation will focus on the experiences of individuals and their family members in the healthcare setting. A firsthand testimony from patients will provide conference attendees with a better understanding of the challenges of the immigrant’s experience. The knowledge gained will promote improved practices when caring for immigrants.


The Center for Health Care Initiatives is a BCU Center that focuses on developing partnerships with local hospitals, clinics, and service organizations to expand their services for people who need them most.


For more information, call (712) 279-5490 or email

Conference Details

When: Wednesday, April 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: St. Francis Center, Briar Cliff University

Contact us

PHONE: (712) 279-5490