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National Public Health Performance Standards Program

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The NPHPSP is a National Partnership initiative that has developed National Public Health Performance Standards for state and local public health systems and for public health governing bodies. This website includes three assessment tools that organizations can utilize for quality improvement in health care organizations with a focus on public health.

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Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: Hepatitis A Outbreak

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This is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the "Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication," as described in the "Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication" training. Developing an effective public health intervention in a time of crisis is challenging.

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Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon

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This online course is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the "Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication," as described in the "Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication" training. One of the essential services of public health is to enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.

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Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training Program

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The purpose of this online training program is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of health literacy and demonstrate the importance of health literacy within public health practice. The course provides an overview of health literacy, why health literacy matters, and how physicians can apply it to their practice. The course takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

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Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication

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This is a web-based course that invites learners to spend time thinking about and developing their own responses to a variety of ideas and situations about culture, communication and public health. Learners will explore the meaning of culture, methods of communication, and strategies for communicating more effectively by taking part in

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Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health

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This continuing education course developed by the American Medical Association provides physicians with specific public health and preventive medicine strategies to apply in medical practice in order to improve the health of vulnerable populations. New episodes are uploaded on an ongoing basis and old episodes can be found in the Archives section of the website.

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Developing a Self-Assessment Tool for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Local Public Health Agencies: Final Report

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This report presents the results of an Office of Minority Health (OMH) project to construct an organizational self-assessment tool for Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) that offers sound measures of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).

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