• Cultural Proficiency

    Cultural proficiency is the knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs that enable people to work well with, respond effectively to, and be supportive of people in cross-cultural settings. Family physicians care for a wide variety of patients and need these skills to offer better patient care.

    Today’s health care environment is increasingly diverse, and physicians interact with patients from an ever-widening range of ethnic and sociocultural backgrounds. As family physicians, we strive to provide the best patient experience possible for everyone we serve in our practice.

    2015-2024: International Decade for People of African Descent

    AAFP recognizes the International Decade for People of African Descent to help fight racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance.