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Cultural Detective Online

Nipporica Associates LLC
2004

This very affordable, respected online subscription system can help healthcare providers learn to bridge cultural differences and use them as assets rather than barriers.

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Rise of Asian Americans: In-depth Info

Pew Research Center
2013

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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In a Shift, Biggest Wave of Migrants Is Now Asian

New York Times
2012
Asian immigrants have pushed the United States’ population of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million and helped make Asians the country’s fastest-growing racial group, a study says.
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Scotland's strategy on ethnicity and health research: latest information - May 2013

NHS Health Scotland
2013

NHS Health Scotland has just published the second annual report of the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Research Strategy Steering (SHERSS) group, written by my predecessor, Laurence Gruer. It highlights the considerable progress made during 2012 in implementing the recommendations of the 2009 report Health in our Multi-ethnic Scotland

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Newsletter on Ethnicity and Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research

Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG)
2013

Welcome to the 2013 edition of the  Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG) newsletter. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the founding of our research group.  To celebrate this land-mark, in this issue we share the exciting multidisciplinary work recently completed by our members in the area of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research. 

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Disclosing Mental Illness Among Korean Americans Is Losing Face

Korean American Story

No matter how conspicuously present, mental illness in Korean American families is nearly always held in secrecy, often under a cloud of denial and shame.

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'Activated' Patients Incur Lower Costs: Study

Commonwealth Fund

According to a Commonwealth Fund–supported study in Health Affairs, patients at a large care delivery system in Minnesota who were identified as the most "activated" ,--that is, participated in treatment decisions and took part in managing their own care--had significantly lower costs than those who were the least activated.

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How Race is Lived in America

New York Times

Two generations after the end of legal discrimination, race still ignites political debates — over Civil War flags, for example, or police profiling. But the wider public discussion of race relations seems muted by a full-employment economy and by a sense, particularly among many whites, that the time of large social remedies is past.

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Blood Thinner Info in Spanish and English

Healthy Roads Media

Healthy Roads has updated blood thinner info in a nine part series (English and Spanish). This update reflects the fact that, in addition to Coumadin (Warfarin), several other oral anticoagulants have been FDA approved.  These free patient education materials are available in English and Spanish in several formats (web-video, iPod video and handouts).

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Cultural Competence Matters

New York State Psychiatric Institute
2013

The 13th edition of Cultural Competence Matters has been published.  This issue highlights the main findings of the White Paper which demonstrates why health care reform in New York State must include culturally competent care and discusses ways in which cultural  competence can be infused in the State’s newly emerging care delivery models.

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