Speak My Culture: Trust, Culture, and Healthcare in the Latino Community


5/22/2023 – 8/31/2023

Live sessions

May 22nd, 2023 from 12 - 1 pm MT 
May 23rd, 2023 from 12 - 1 pm MT

If you missed the live sessions, the deadline to register and access recordings is August 31st, 2023. The recordings will only be accessible to those who have registered.



Primary Competency

Cultural Competency Skills

Speak My Culture: Trust, Culture, and Healthcare in the Latino Community 

Speak My Culture is a two-part virtual series that allows healthcare workers to better understand the challenges facing the Latino patient community and to obtain ideas, tools, and strategies to prepare them to offer culturally appropriate and sensitive care to their Latino patients.

Participants do not need to speak Spanish to take this training. Each session addresses how to build rapport and trust with Latino patients while bridging the cultural gap. Providers will better understand cultural issues related to each health topic and how best to provide education in a way that will enhance compliance with medical and lifestyle recommendations. This approach is highly suitable for those with limited time who would like to build rapport with their Latino patients in an efficient manner, whether knowing the language or not.

The first session focuses on diabetes care while the second session addresses other health care topics including mental health, maternal health, and vaccines. Please note that while these sessions are recorded, the recordings will only be available until August 31st, 2023.

Live Session Schedule

  • Part 1: May 22nd, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT
  • Part 2: May 23rd, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT


We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.


Length of Learning Opportunity
2 hours
Registration Information
Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Tamara Rios, PhD

CEO of Rios Associates

Dr. Ríos was raised in both Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico and Tucson, AZ, is bilingual and bicultural and holds a BA and an MS in Psychology with a minor in Spanish as well as a PhD in Psychology and Education. She has been teaching and coordinating programs with Rios Associates since 2000.

Dr. Ríos has served as a consultant to various hospitals and medical groups for over 15 years. In addition, she has collaborated with and served as a consultant to a number of international hospitals and medical groups in Mexico, Spain and Peru. 

Her passion and goal are to help the underserved Latino community by teaching Medical Spanish and Cultural Competency courses to medical professionals and helping bridge the language and cultural gap.

Development Partner(s)

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