Structural competency explores a new clinical politics for understanding the relationships among race, class, and symptom expression. It exists as a bridge between the study of social determinants of health and cultural competency. While many health care professionals, such as social workers and public health practitioners have been addressing structural determinants of health but clinical care has been focused on the individual. Structural competency aims to develop a language to tackle factors related to neighborhoods, institutions and policies. For more information, click here.

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