Category Archives: Cultural Competency: Training

Office for Minority Health: Compendium of State-Level Activities and Legislation on National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has published a compendium of state-sponsored activities and an interactive map listing state legislative activities implementing its National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). … Continue reading

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Health Research and Education Trust: Diversity in Health Care

The Health Research and Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published these six case studies describing how hospitals and health systems have implemented principles of diversity and inclusion at their health care organizations.  The health care organizations profiled … Continue reading

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Toolkit on Culturally Effective Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has an online toolkit on culturally effective care.  The toolkit is grounded in the 2004 AAP policy statement on culturally effective care. The toolkit chapters address the following topics: Chapter 1: What Is Culturally … Continue reading

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New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Requires Mandatory Cultural Competency Training on LGBT Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2011 HHC Will Adopt Mandatory Cultural Competence Training for Staff to Improve the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender New Yorkers First Public Healthcare System in U.S. to Mandate Comprehensive Training Program   to Address LGBT … Continue reading

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Resources to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Health Equity

I have compiled key publications and resources on some current topics in health care policy.  Below are descriptions of the key topic areas, which also can be accessed using the menu on the right side of this page. Health Care … 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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Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patient Populations

This is a comprehensive analysis of the equity-related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.   Link to Original Source

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Summit Health Institute for Research and Education: Health Equity Activist Guide to the PPACA

This is a useful analysis of the equity-related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prepared by the Summit Health Institute for Research and Education.   Link to Original Source

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Worlds Apart Videos

These video vignettes have been used by medical and other health professional schools to educate and train students on cross-cultural communication and interactions.  They were filmed by Dr. Maren Grainger-Mosen, a physician, and document the experiences and perspectives of four … Continue reading

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California Dental Pipeline Program Toolkit for Treating Culturally Diverse Patients

This toolkit was developed by the California Dental Pipeline Program, a collaborative of all five dental schools in California.  The toolkit addresses issues of interpretation services, signage/wayfinding, patient information and other resources to improve the treatment of culturally diverse dental … Continue reading

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