The recommendations presented here are based on expert consensus: specifically, those expressed by a group of healthcare providers, educators, researchers, and community advocates from across the United States.

Health experts convened twice in-person to develop a framework for best practices in creating and implementing cultural competence trainings to improve the provision of healthcare to individuals and families (see Appendix C for list of experts). Available peer-reviewed studies and training evaluations were reviewed and supplemented with the extensive practice-based experience of the summit participants and their institutions. The recommendations were also informed by review and detailed feedback from other experts and healthcare providers from a variety of institutions in different parts of the country. The recommendations that are provided are by no means exhaustive or representative of specific existing curricula, but rather reflect the collective best practice recommendations of experienced trainers.