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Newsletter on Ethnicity and Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research

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Welcome to the 2013 edition of the  Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG) newsletter. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the founding of our research group.  To celebrate this land-mark, in this issue we share the exciting multidisciplinary work recently completed by our members in the area of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research. 

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Cambodian Foods that Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Cambodian Patients

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This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Cambodian Americans, and intended for patients to learn how these foods raise, lower or have little effect on a person’s blood sugar.

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Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit

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This toolkit details the experiences of a collaborative workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), Improving Health Care Quality for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations directed by CHCS and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Commonwealth Fund.

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Center for African American Health: Faith, Support and Culturally Appropriate Education Enhance Self-Management Success

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In this document the fourteen grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative tell their stories. The project provides self-management skill building for people with or at risk for diabetes and their caretakers through a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related comprehensive services.

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Better Diabetes Care: Improving Cultural Competency

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This practical online resource is designed to help health care professionals across the country make a difference in the way diabetes is prevented and treated. The section on cultural competency provides an overview on cultural competency in health care.

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