Research demonstrates that tailoring health care initiatives to account for the culture of program a participant improves the programs’ effectiveness.
We are fully aware that those who are unscreened or unreached may not have an opportunity to learn about or participate in existing programs or interventions.
Therefore, it is important that DSN design and implement outreach programs and materials that are tailored to better reach our target population. Through the development of these programs, we are able to use specific strategies and practices that have been proven to be successful in reaching our target population.
Being able to assess whether an intervention is delivered and implemented appropriately for a particular audience, that means we have to take in consideration all factors that are culturally relevant (race, ethnicity, family culture, experience, class, education level, income, and language barriers) and how these things will affect a person’s experience in the program or intervention.