Annotated Bibliography

Understanding Health Literacy and its Barriers: Current Bibliographies in Medicine

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This bibliography includes 651 citations from 1998-2003 of resources from various disciplines that relate to addressing the national issue of low health literacy. The resources selected examine some of the barriers that may need to be addressed when designing such health literacy strategies.

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Resources in Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals

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This resource bibliography was compiled as part of the research and environmental scan completed for the project, “Setting Standards for the Cultural Competence Education of Healthcare Professionals,” funded by The California Endowment.

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Language Barriers in Health Care Settings: An Annotated Bibliography of the Research Literature

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The goal of this annotated bibliography produced by The California Endowment is to provide a comprehensive review of the research literature on the prevalence, role and effects of language barriers in health care. The bibliography is intended to provide an empirical basis for future discussions about the need for and impact of language access services in the provision of health care.

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