Category Archives: Language Access: Standards

National Quality Forum Endorses 12 Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed twelve healthcare disparities and cultural competency quality measures.  With this NQF endorsement, payers, including federal government payers such as Medicare and Medicaid, and health plans, can use these measures in quality improvement activities … 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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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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National Quality Forum Requests Public Comments on Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures

The National Quality Forum is requesting public comments on a commissioned paper from the Disparities Solutions Center describing issues regarding the selection and evaluation of disparity-sensitive quality measures, methodological issues with disparities measurement, and cross-cutting measurement gaps in disparities.  The paper and … Continue reading

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National Council on Interpreting in Health Care: Standards for Healthcare Interpreter Training Programs

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care has developed National Standards for Healthcare Interpreting Training Programs.  These national standards are the result of two years of careful research and development, and are based on input from thousands of working … 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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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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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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Presentation at Maryland Hospital Association: Making the Cases for Language Access

Presentation to Kaiser Permanente, Adventist HealthCare and Maryland Hospital Association on language access on August 23, 2010.

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Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act Requires Language Access

The text of Title VI is: No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program … Continue reading

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