The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on how principles of leadership can be applied in
forming cross-cultural partnerships that empower others, foster collaboration, and improve and
support the local community.
To document your leadership experiences, team collaboration, and learning, you will complete a
series of weekly journal entries that will be used as the basis for the Topic 6 benchmark assignment.
The concepts of community engagement and building a culture of health are critical for public
health professionals. Reflect on the work your group did this week and think about what you have
learned about applying leadership and the formation of cross-cultural partnerships that empower
others, foster collaboration, and improve and support the local community. In a 250-word
reflection, discuss the following:
Explain what it means to create a culture of health, including discussion of the importance of
forming cross-cultural partnerships within the community.
Thinking about the interention developed by your CLC group, identify specific principles of
leadership, governance, and management that could be employed to empower community
stakeholders and encourage collaboration that will result in support for your intervention.
Creating a culture of health does not just mean spending more finances on healthcare, but the
infusion of cross-cultural education in the preparation of healthcare givers for the ever-growing and
diverse population. It involves the prevention and cure of curable diseases and the provision of the proper
care for those around us who need it through the engagement of the right stakeholders. The establishment
of shared objectives, coupled with the alignment of the available incentives with the necessary rules of
engagement. Every community needs to build the blocks that support proper healthcare and give everyone
living in it a chance to make healthy choices where they would all share in a culture of health through the
practicing of disciplined prioritization. Given the right opportunities, healthier communities are within our
reach. Educational healthcare leaders and various community leaders are committed to finding
interventions for these.
There are also crucial healthcare elements of community engagement that aid in the formation of
cross-cultural partnerships within communities. As a democratic leader, I understand the need for the
involvement of multiple cultures in the healthcare plan of action. These partnerships eliminate and reduce
cultural impediments that affect communication as well as interpersonal relationships mostly, where
various cultures are required to work together as well as make decisions (Krapfl & Kruja, 2015) .
However, effective cross-cultural communication will enable the development of awareness between
people who do not have a common cultural framework. This promotes clear communication as well as
reformed relationships and can lead to numerous advantages of cross-cultural communication.
Krapfl, J., & Kruja, B. (2015). Leadership and Culture. Journal of Organizational Behavior