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Checklist to Facilitate the Development of Culturally and Linguistically Competent Primary Health Care Policies and Structures

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The following checklist is targeted to individuals who have a role in the shaping of health care policy at the Federal, state, local and program levels. The goal of this checklist is to facilitate policy making that supports culturally and linguistically competent primary health care services.

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Assessment of Organizational Cultural Competence

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The purpose of this instrument is to assist organizations in assessing their progress towards cultural competence, both at the organizational and individual level.

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Strategies for Leadership: A Diversity and Cultural Proficiency Assessment Tool for Leaders

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This tool is a guide designed for hospital and health care leaders in order to assess where their organization is in the process of providing culturally proficient and sensitive health care to all patients. The publication includes a checklist, action steps, case studies and a bibliography.

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Self-Assessment for Cultural Competence

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ASHA has developed these cultural competence self-assessment tools for speech and language therapists, however, they are also relevant for staff working with patients in health care delivery settings.

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Indicators of Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery Organizations: An Organizational Cultural Competence Assessment Profile

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The Assessment Profile is an organizing framework and set of indicators to be used as a tool for examining and documenting cultural competence within health care organizations and is most pertinent for organizations that are community-oriented.

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Health Care Language Services Implementation Guide

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This online guide is designed for health care organizations of all sizes to assist in the evolution of language access services (LAS). The guide lays out the basic steps for implementing LAS, and the process for carrying out each step is explained in detail and supplemented with links to resources and tips on alternative ways to complete the step.

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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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Assessing the Impact of Cultural Competency Training Using Participatory Quality Improvement Methods

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The primary aim of this Aetna Foundation-funded study was to assess whether integrating a cultural competency training program into ongoing quality improvement activities at two large urban family practices affiliated with a medical school would result in: improved physician knowledge, skills, attitudes, and comfort levels relating to the care of patients from diverse backgrounds; and increased

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Employee Language Skills Self-Assessment Tool

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This self-assessment tool was designed to assist health care organizations in identifying already existing language skills and resources within their health care organization setting. This simple tool provides a basic idea of the bilingual capabilities of staff and the information collected may be used as a first step to improve communication with a diverse patient base.

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Culture Care Connection CLAS Assessment

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This web-based tool allows an individual to take a survey that will assess their organization's adherence to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.

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