Sioux City, IA – Briar Cliff University will host its third annual cultural awareness conference, “Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy” on Wednesday, April 3 at the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The conference will focus on providing culturally responsive services in the rapidly changing state of Iowa with a keynote address from Dr. Mark Grey, Director of the University of Northern Iowa: Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration.
Grey will speak on trends in Iowa’s changing population and the challenges and opportunities that come with diverse populations. The conference will also include a patient panel.
Grey is a professor of anthropology at UNI. He has been published in academic journals on immigration in the Midwest including recent articles in Human Organization and Religion and Education, as well as written handbooks like “Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Citizens and Communities;” Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors; “and “Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Christians and Churches.” He has won awards such as the Iowa Friends of Civil Rights Award, the University of Northern Iowa Distinguished Service Award and the Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
Continuing education credits will be available for nurses, physical therapists and social workers who attend the event in its entirety. The cost for admission is $20 with reduced prices for clinical preceptor partners at Briar Cliff. Learn more and register online at www.briarcliff.edu/cultural-conference.
This conference is sponsored by the Center for Health Care Initiatives (CHCI) at Briar Cliff University. CHCI’s mission is to infuse a generation of health care providers with a Franciscan-inspired dedication to caring for underserved populations throughout Siouxland.