Background on Haiti and Haitian Healthcare

This cultural competency primer is being shared publicly in the hope that it will provide information that will positively impact 2010 post-earthquake humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. This primer includes information Haitian: history and population; concept of health; beliefs, religion, and spirituality; language and communication; family traditions; gender roles; diet and nutrition; health promotion/disease prevention; illness-related issues; treatment issues; labor, birth, and after care; and death and dying

Please note that although the information contained in this primer and www.crculturevision.com applies generally to groups, it is not intended to infer that these are beliefs and practices of all individuals within the group. This information is intended to be used as a basis for further exploration, not generalizations or stereotyping.

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