by Victoria McGee and Erin Fraher
North Carolina Health Professions Data System, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
August 2012

Racial and ethnic diversity among health care professionals is vital to maintaining high quality health care that is accessible, equitable, and culturally competent.

The provision of culturally competent health care requires not only a health care workforce that is prepared to interact with the variety of cultures represented in North Carolina’s population, but also requires a workforce that represents the population and communities they serve…(more in this pdf)