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Viewing Health Equity Through Structural Competence and the Cultural Competency Continuum

Viewing Health Equity Through Structural Competence and the Cultural Competency Continuum is the first in a series of webinars on health equity. The webinar will explore the differences between health inequities and health disparities. The importance of addressing health equity as part of the cultural competence continuum will be discussed. This webinar also broadens the topic of health equity by introducing the concepts of social equity and structural competency, their links to cultural competency and the role that each plays in preparing students and oral health professionals to address health disparities and promote health equity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between health inequities and health disparities.
  • Examine the cultural competence continuum through a health equity lenses.
  • Define structural competency within the context of social and health equity.
  • Explore structural competence and its implications for preparing students and oral health professionals to address health disparities and promote health equity.
CE Information: 

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by May 18, 2024. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.