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Cultural competency is an important part of public health. In order to reach our target audience, or those who need health information, we must understand the population’s unique needs. This is especially true during a disease outbreak. After reviewing the Readings for Unit 8, answer the following questions:

  1. Why is cultural competency important when addressing health problems within a specific population?
  2. Why is it important to target specific populations with health information they relate to?
  3. What are some ways to reach the target population using culturally and linguistically competent information?

You may use examples from the Unit 8 Readings. Be sure to include a list of credible references to support your response.