Category Archives: Author

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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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APIAHF Cross-Walks on Office of Minority Health’s Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum has prepared two cross-walks related to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS).  The first cross-walk compares … Continue reading

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Side-by-Side Analysis of Equity Provisions in Final Senate and House Health Care Reform Bills

This is my side-by-side analysis of the provisions in the final Senate and House health reform bills related to equity, health disparities, demographic data, language access, cultural competency, health workforce diversity and community health. 

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Bulletin: Advancing Patient-Centeredness and Equity in Health Reform

An overview of the patient-centeredness and equity provisions of the national health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Conference: Resource Handout

Resources on patient-centeredness, equity and prevention from California Pan-Ethnic Health Network “Building Quality and Equitable Health Care Systems” conference June 7-9, 2010. Link to Original Source

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: How Medical Homes Can Advance Health Equity

This issue brief from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes the concept of the “patient-centered medical home” and explains how this emerging model of health care delivery might advance health equity.  The issue brief highlights ten common characteristics of medical … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Bulletin: How Health Information Technology Can Advance Health Equity

An overview of how health information technology can advance health equity for communities of color and other underserved populations.

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References and Resources on Language Access

References and resources on language access for presentation to Kaiser Permanente, Adventist HealthCare and Maryland Hospital Association in August 2010.

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The California Endowment Issue Brief: Financing Language Assistance Services

This issue brief describes how states have accessed federal matching funding for language assistance services.   Link to Original Source

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