Health Literacy and Cultural Competency in Behavioral and Medical Health

Charlton Wilson, MD FACP, FACHE
Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Maricopa & Mercy Care Plan

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wilson assures that Mercy Care Plan delivers high-quality, cost- effective, culturally-competent medical care. He has extensive leadership experience in medicine and public health with an emphasis on the populations served by Medicare, Medicaid and the Indian Health Service programs. As a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, he had extensive clinical experience in both rural and urban locations. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. Dr. Wilson is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a Board Member and Officer for Native Health. 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the role of health literacy and cultural competency within the delivery of healthcare.
  • Identify ways the Medicaid system can be a partner in improving the health of the community.
  • Recognize approaches to improve effectiveness of services and thereby help reduce health inequities.

Course Duration: 15 minutes

Originally recorded: Oct. 29, 2015 at the Arizona Health Equity Conference

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