International Collaboration

Faculty Study Tour of France, July 2003

Quoted from the July 28, 2003 Dominguez Dateline, under CSUDH Faculty and Staff News and Accomplishments

http://www.csudh.edu/univadv/2003/Dateline/July/28_Hunt.htm

In mid-July 2003 I returned home from a wonderful 17-day faculty study tour of France. It was most enjoyable and highly rewarding, both personally and professionally. Highlights of the trip were visits to the oldest and newest functioning medical centers in Paris Ė the Hotel Dieu (founded 651 A.D.), adjacent to Notre Dame Cathedral, and the ultramodern Hopital European Georges Pompidou (2000 A.D.), near the Seine River southwest of the Eiffel Tower. I gave presentations in French and English about multi-cultural health perspectives based on our CSUDH experiences in LA County and visited with leaders of Mensa-Paris.

I was the only American among 3,000 health professionals at the Euro-Cancer Medical Conference at the Palais des Congres at Porte Maillot. My language skills got a real workout!

Barry Huntís Paris 2003 (Web Link)

Barry Huntís Paris 2003 (PowerPoint)


2003 Administrators/Faculty Study Tour: France

http://www.csudh.edu/univadv/2003/Dateline/May/5_Dateline.htm#faculty

Quoted from the CSUDH Dateline of May 5, 2003, under CSUDH Faculty and Staff News and Accomplishments:

Barrington (Barry) Hunt, part-time lecturer, School of Health, has been selected to participate in a 15-day, multi-national program of faculty and students in Paris, France, this summer at the new Leonardo de Vinci University at La Defense. The program will continue a transatlantic dialog among scholars about the social, economic, political and cultural challenges facing the European Union. Hunt will meet with agency directors of educational and health research institutions and will visit medical centers and historical landmarks in the city. He will also give presentations in French and English about multi-cultural health perspectives based on the Los Angeles County and CSUDH experiences.


1992 Medical Centers Site Visits: Germany
1993 Administrators/Faculty Study Tour: Germany

Barry Hunt on VIP Germany Tour and Cultural/Linguistic Standards in DHS

(Originally published in CSUDH Inside Dominguez Hills, 9/16/2002)

Barrington (Barry) Hunt, MPA, (School of Health Faculty) was selected to participate in a 16-day multi-national VIP program of 25 faculty and administrators in Germany, sponsored by the Education Ministry of the State of Rheinland-Palatinate in July 2002. The group met with elected officials, agency directors, educational and health research institutions and visited historical landmarks, castles, farms, vineyards and cultural sites in Frankfurt, Ingelheim, Mainz, Berlin and Koblenz, Bonn, etc. The purpose was to promote a transatlantic dialog among scholars about the social, economic, political and cultural challenges and opportunities facing the European Union. Highlights were visits to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag and the remains of the Berlin Wall in Berlin. Especially beneficial was the interaction with agency officials and scholars from Western and Eastern Europe at the European Academy in Berlin/Gruenewald. Barry spoke on multi-cultural perspectives from the Los Angeles County and CSUDH experience, and returned with original source material for his course, "Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals."

In August 2002, Barry Hunt, MPA, (School of Health Faculty) was appointed to a task force of senior managers charged with implementing the new Cultural and Linguistic Standards throughout the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). In July the County Board of Supervisors directed the DHS Director to integrate the new standards into the Department's redesigned system. The purpose is to implement cultural and linguistic competency throughout all hospitals and clinics, to increase access to care, enhance quality of care and health outcomes, maximize patient satisfaction, and reduce health disparities.

Barry is an Area Administrator for Public Health, DHS. He has a Management Certificate of Cultural Competence and is certified quadrilingual (Spanish, French, German, English). He has taught at CSUDH since 1980.

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