Cultural awareness is essential in administering programs and delivering training materials in ways that are understandable and acceptable to the local community. Encompassing a community’s beliefs, values, and attitudes, culture greatly influences perspectives on health, leading to various health practices and outcomes. Although culture varies greatly across countries and continents, taking the time to understand and learn about a community’s cultural beliefs strengthens partnerships through the establishment of trust and communicates respect to the local people. Respecting other cultures and incorporating their beliefs into training materials makes a huge difference in the success of programs and the acceptance of health behavior change from these communities for more positive health outcomes.
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