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Cultural Awareness of the Curricula Enhancement Module Series was written by Jean Gilbert, Tawara Goode and Clare Dunne of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC). This module reflects the expertise of the work group members.

The NCCC acknowledges with gratitude the valuable contributions of the following persons:

Hortense DuVall, Editor
John Richards, Graphic layout and design
John Richards and Mindy Nash, Web layout and graphic design
DRTE staff, for their review and insightful input at every step of the process
Suzanne Bronheim and Vivian Jackson, for their review and advice on drafts

Funding to support this project was provided by a grant from the Division of Research, Training and Education (DRTE), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCCC is funded and operates under the auspices of Cooperative Agreement #U40-MC-00145 and is supported in part from the MCHB (Title V, Social Security Act), HRSA, DHHS.

Permission is granted to reproduce this curricula enhancement module for non-commercial distribution. The requirement is that proper credit be given to the National Center for Cultural Competence.

Suggested Citation:

Gilbert, J., Goode, T. D., & Dunne, C. (2007). Cultural awareness. From the Curricula Enhancement Module Series. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.

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