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Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center: Opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations to Advance Health Equity

This report summarizes the work to date and identifies future opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to advance health equity as part of their health system transformation activities. CCOs are obligated to identify and pursue opportunities to advance health … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: Building Patient-Centered Medical Homes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients and Families

This issue brief published by the National LGBT Health Education Center of the Fenway Institute uses the framework of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to improve health care and health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and … Continue reading

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President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 2014 Report

This 2014 report from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders highlights both the recent progress made as well as the continuing unmet needs of diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The report notes the continued … Continue reading

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AAPCHO: Practice Transformation Resources

This annotated bibliography of resources to support the transformation of physician practice in becoming patient-centered medical homes has been published by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). The resources are especially useful for community health centers but … Continue reading

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Plain Language Summary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

In its decision yesterday June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), clearing the way for its full implementation, with one exception regarding the expansion of the Medicaid … Continue reading

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California Healthline Think Tank: Creating a Culturally Competent Health Care System

This edition of California’s Healthline’s Think Tank features commentaries on the continuing importance of cultural competency in health care.  In California, which has been a “majority minority” state since the late 1990s, communities of color account for about 60% of the … 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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Of, By and For the People: My Reflections on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Early Monday morning on June 7, 1999, I left Orlando, Florida (where I was vacationing with my partner, but had brought a suit and dress shoes along, “just in case”), and flew to Washington DC, where I stored my luggage … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: Opportunities to Advance Diversity in our Workforce through the New Health Law

This bulletin from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes the sections of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) which support development of the health care workforce, and highlights the opportunities … Continue reading

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