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Families in Global Transition: Cross cultural health care for expats

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

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

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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We need your input -- pilot test global standards for culturally competent care!

We are looking for health care organizations that can pilot test a tool to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of health care for migrants and ethnic minorities.

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We'd like to hear about your work!

Do you have a health program or research project on culturally diverse patient populations that you'd like to share with your colleagues?

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The Globalized Patient: conference presentation in Taiwan

I'm at the International Health Promoting Hospitals conference in Taipei, Taiwan this week and for the first time, immigrant and minority health was on the agenda for a plenary session. I was very pleased to give the presentation "The Globalized Patient: Adapting Health Systems for Mobile, Migrant and Minority Populations." 

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Vote for Multicultural Health -- April 10-13, 2012

Help put multicultural health on the list of the 20 great challenges facing health care!

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Updates From Around the World

From conferences to standards development to community language resources, the field of diversity and health is active around the world. Here is a sample:

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Using peer groups to support behavior change: tell us your stories

On April 28, 2011, DiversityRx will be hosting a webinar, The Power of Peers: How Social Groups Can Drive Behavior Change for Health --  A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg

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A treasure trove of good reading on health, culture, communication and more

The New York Times has featured several good articles recently on health, culture, communication, and immigration:

 

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