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Families in Global Transition: Cross cultural health care for expats

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I'm in Amsterdam this week, attending the conference of Families in Global Transition.

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DiversityRx in the news: Japan health study

Posted In: Director's Notes

DiversityRx was on national TV in Japan, presenting the first results of a national survey of foreigners' experience with the Japanese health system. The study looks at what linguistic and cultural challenges arise when seeking health care and what strategies are used to address them.

Survey highlights include:

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Nominate an immigrant innovator as a Champion of Change

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In just a few weeks, the White House Office of Public Engagement will host a Champions of Change event focused on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs – the best and brightest from around the world who are helping create American jobs, grow our economy, and make our nation more competitive.

Let's nominate someone from the world of cross cultural health care!

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2013 Conference: Reflections, Reminders, and Reunions

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March 15, 2013. As I sit here on the plane, reflecting on the last week, I am struck by how the remarkable the experience is.  The 8th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations was my fourth – Seattle, Minneapolis, Baltimore and Oakland.  

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Your Input: The future of health equity and diversity

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As we review the Eighth DiversityRx Conference in Oakland that took place last week, we'd like to hear from you about what the future holds for the field of health equity and diversity, and what stories you have from your work. Please fill out this short survey:

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Stories, Data, and Techology

Posted In: Conference

"No data without stories, no stories without data." Nice reminder to keep the connections between the "facts" and "individuals impacted" in focus.  This also informs the challenges raised in this session about the reluctance of staff to ask for information about ethnicity and race -- data is not just data -- it’s connected to individual lives.

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Have something to say?

Posted In: Your Voices

Do you have a health program or research project on culturally diverse patient populations that you'd like to share with your colleagues? Have you gone through some tough times and obtained  some hard-won Lessons Learned you think others would benefit from?

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Opening Plenary Sets the Tone for the Eighth National Conference

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Refreshingly strong Opening Plenary Session for the Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations.  Among others, Dr. Mark Mark Smith, MD, MBA President & Chief Executive Officer, California HealthCare Foundation set a context about how we (the field) can talk about communities of color or those sharing similar ethnicities, gender, etc.

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Networking on Social Media at the Eighth National Conference

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This year for the first time we will be supporting a social media backchannel at the National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations! We'd love to have everyone's participation, to join the dialogue start here:

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Asian Community Health Workers for Mental Health: A Frontier to Explore

Posted In: Your Voices

From the Barefoot Doctor program in China to the promotores model in the United States, community health workers (CHWs) have supported public health for almost half a century (1). Their efforts, especially in health education and making referrals, have helped to prevent, treat, and manage chronic as well as infectious diseases.

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