Category Archives: Demographic Data: Language Need

Health Research and Education Trust: Building a Culturally Competent Health Care Organization

This guide from the Health Research and Education Trust, the research and education affiliate of the American Hospital Association, describes how hospitals and other health care organizations can become more culturally competent.  A culturally competent health care system is one … Continue reading

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National Academy for State Health Policy: State Policymakers’ Guide for Advancing Health Equity through Health Reform Implementation

This policy brief from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) describes opportunities for states to advance health equity through implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), profiling planning and implementation activities in Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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Office of Minority Health: Enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) has released its long-awaited “enhanced” National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.  The original CLAS standards were issued by OMH … Continue reading

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HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health: Recommendations for Health Insurance Exchanges

The following was my presentation to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health on November 29, 2012 regarding the implementation of health insurance exchanges and other national health care reforms.

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HHS: Data on Health Care Disparities in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program

This September 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services describes how data on health care disparities can be identified, collected, and evaluated in the Medicaid program and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Section 4302(a) of … Continue reading

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Crosswalk of Demographic Questions for California Health Insurance Exchange Application

Here is a crosswalk of applicant demographic questions that are being considered for inclusion in the application for health insurance through the California Health Benefits Exchange, California’s state health insurance exchange being established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … Continue reading

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California Department of Health Care Services: Demographic Data Collection in State Health Insurance Exchange

Here are my presentation and a resource list prepared for the California Department of Health Care Service on demographic data collection requirements and standards for the state health insurance exchange.  These were prepared for a stakeholder meeting held by the … Continue reading

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HHS Finalizes Survey Data Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized data standards for all federally-funded surveys regarding race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status.  These data standards were developed as part of the implementation of section 4302 of … Continue reading

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AAPI Nexus Journal: New Research, Data, and Policies for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

The AAPI Nexus journal, published by the University of California Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, has released its latest issue, “Forging the Future: The Role of New Research, Data, and Policies for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.”  … Continue reading

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National Quality Forum Call for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a call for healthcare performance measures related to healthcare disparities and cultural competency for consideration in its national consensus standards development process.  In August, NQF  published a paper authored by the Disparities Solution … Continue reading

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