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Rise of Asian Americans: In-depth Info

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This Pew Research site, which contains a report, graphics, video, and interactive materials, was updated April 2013. It invites you to:

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Call to Action for Healthcare Professionals to Advance Health Equity for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community

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Care should be caring. Patients should feel confident when entering the healthcare system — be
it a hospital, clinic or other setting — that they will be treated with dignity and respect, with full access
to the care they need. Despite our best intentions, however, this doesn’t always happen.

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Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the US

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This Spotlight brings together resources from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI); the US Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey, 2010 Current Population Survey, and 2000 decennial census; the US Departments of Homeland Security and State; the Pew Hispanic Center; and Mexico's National Population Council (CONAPO) and National Institute of Statistics and Geograp

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Communicating More for Less: Using Translation and Interpretation Technology to Serve Limited English Proficient Individuals

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Increasingly, state and local governments are using translation and interpretation technology to provide services to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, often turning to technological innovations to complement the work of front-line staff, increase the efficiency of in-house translators and interpreters, or directly provide assistance to LEP individuals.

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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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Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

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This landmark report from the Institute of Medicine found that a consistent body of research demonstrates significant variation in the rates of medical procedures by race, even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of conditions are comparable. This research indicates that U.S.

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Development and Evaluation of a Cultural Consultation Service in Mental Health

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This project involved the development and evaluation of cultural consultation as a specialized service in mental health in Canada. The principle objective of the service was to improve the accessibility and cultural appropriateness of mental health services for the multicultural population of Montreal, including immigrants, refugees, and ethnocultural groups, as well as Aboriginal peoples.

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Community Health Workers National Workforce Study

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This report describes a comprehensive national study of the community health worker (CHW) workforce. The 27-month research project utilized a survey of verified CHW employers in all 50 States, more in-depth interviews of employers and CHWs in 4 States, conducted a comprehensive review of the literature, and made national and State workforce estimates using databases from the Census and the U.S.

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Evaluating Mental Health Services for Non-English Speaking Background Communities

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This report documents a project, funded under the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia, aimed to consider the main barriers which people of non-English speaking background experience when they need public mental health services. The project explored both these barriers, and service responses to them in the Australian context, and in the academic literature.

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Cultural Elements in Community Defined Evidence-Based Mental Health Programs

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This report outlines the results of a research project intended to document the cultural features of three well-established mental health programs developed by community members, or adapted by providers, to work for the cultural groups they serve.

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