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Curriculum in Ethnogeriatrics

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With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Stanford Geriatric Education Center has developed these modules to serve as a basic generic curriculum in ethnogeriatrics.

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Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

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The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program out of AHRQ was developed to assess patients' and consumers' experiences within the health care system. Through the use of surveys in both ambulatory care systems and facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, CAHPS provides usable, relevant information on quality of care.

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Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

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TACCT is an self-administered assessment tool that can be used by medical schools to examine all components of the entire medical school curriculum. TACCT enables schools to identify gaps and redundancies in their curricula, which will enable schools to make the best use of opportunities and resources. TACCT can be used for both traditional and problem-based curricula.

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Tips For Communicating Across Language Barriers

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This website provides tips that health care professionals can use to ensure that limited English proficiency (LEP) patients correctly understand all information given to them related to caring for themselves and others.

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Tips For Identifying and Addressing Health Literacy Issues

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This website provides information on patient health literacy, including barriers to health literacy. The website includes tips for identifying patients with low health literacy and how to effectively communicate with patients with low health literacy.

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Practical Solutions for Effective Translated Health Information

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The More Than Words Toolkit Series - a resource developed by Hablamos Juntos with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - clarifies the translation process and provides a roadmap to help health care organizations improve the quality of their translated materials in order to get better results.

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Expecting Success Toolkit

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Ten hospitals with racially and ethnically diverse patient populations participated in Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving quality of cardiac care while reducing racial, ethnic and language disparities. All 10 hospitals improved the quality of care being provided to their heart failure and heart attack patients.

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Cultural Competency in Nursing Education

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This website provides documents and tools to integrate cultural competence training into baccalaureate nursing education and graduate nursing education. Background documents on cultural competency in nursing, and toolkits for educators are included on the website.

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Think Cultural Health

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This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. Primarily, the website provides access to free online courses accredited for continuing education credit. Additionally, the website includes supplementary tools on legislation and policy, and the CLAS standards.

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Speaking Together Toolkit

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This toolkit emerged out of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project involving ten hospitals with racially and ethnically diverse patient populations. The project aimed at improving the quality and availability of health care language services for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

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