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U-Health: Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes

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This partnership is the first-ever coalition of university presidents and the AAMC focusing jointly on driving health equity by transforming their institutions’ efforts to shape the health workforce.

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Promesas y Traiciones

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A new Spanish-language radio drama from Media for Health will address health issues while telling a story. These episodes of real-life drama will portray characters struggling with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking and more. Health experts will join the hosts during each broadcast to talk about the health issues in the episodes and to answer listener questions.

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AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

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The Innovations Exchange aims to increase awareness of innovative strategies and activities among health care providers in a timely manner.

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Multicultural Organizational Development in Nonprofit Organizations

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What does it take to integrate cultural competence into the day-to-day operations of a community-based nonprofit organization? Once the work is started, how do you move it to the next level and sustain an ongoing process?

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DATA2010: The Healthy People 2010 Database

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DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. Data are included for all the objectives and subgroups identified in the Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health.

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Cultural Competency Toolkit: Ten Grant Sites Share Lessons Learned

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This toolkit provides an overview of and lessons learned from the Cultural Competency Initiative, which was launched in 2000. The Initiative assisted mental health organizations create and implement culturally competent services by providing funding and technical assistance as well as by disseminating information about innovative minority outreach programs.

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Bridging the Cultural Divide in Health Care Settings: The Essential Role of Cultural Broker Programs

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Through a Cooperative Agreement, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), funded the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) to conduct the Cultural Broker Project. The goal of this collaborative project was to encourage the use of cultural brokering as a key approach to increasing access to, and enhancing the delivery of, culturally competent care.

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Questions Are the Answer

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This project out of AHRQ is designed to help patients improve the care provided to them by their clinicians by taking an active role and asking questions. This website includes videos, resources, a glossary of medical terms, tips and lists of questions that patients should ask their providers before any medical procedure.

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Our Stories, Our Health

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Our Stories, Our Health is a project that has been teaching Vietnamese and Laotian elders to shoot video interviews about health topics they identified as important to their communities. Below is the list of videos with their URLs:

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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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