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Cambodian Foods that Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Cambodian Patients

EthnoMed
2011

This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose. It is culturally tailored to reflect foods commonly consumed by Cambodian Americans, and intended for patients to learn how these foods raise, lower or have little effect on a person’s blood sugar.

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Final Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status Required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act

Department of Health and Human Services
2011

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 31, 2011, published the final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act (pdf).

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National Standards for Healthcare Interpreter Training Programs

National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare
2011

This document presents standards for the formal preparation of bilingual or multilingual individuals who wish to enter the healthcare interpreting profession.

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Ocean of Pearls Poster

Ocean of Pearls

2008

This film, the first film directed by a Sikh with a Sikh character as the lead role, was shown at the 2010 DiversityRx Conference. It's tagline: "It is in the collision between the old ways and the new that we find out who we are" captures what the film is about, how to assimilate and maintain one's culture of origin.

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Guidance for Integrating Culturally Diverse Communities into Planning for and Responding to Emergencies: A Toolkit

Texas Health Institute
2011

Developed from the recommendations of the National Consensus Panel on Emergency Preparedness and Cultural Diversity, and with support from the U.S.

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Promesas y Traiciones

Media for Health
2011

A new Spanish-language radio drama from Media for Health will address health issues while telling a story. These episodes of real-life drama will portray characters struggling with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking and more. Health experts will join the hosts during each broadcast to talk about the health issues in the episodes and to answer listener questions.

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

Migration Policy Institute
2011

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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Dr. Michael Ong and Ursula Huang consult on the program.

Ten Health Videos for Chinese Seniors (In Mandarin and English)

New Routes to Community Health
2010

The ten project videos produced during the New Routes initiative help Chinese American seniors overcome cultural, language, and navigational barriers so they may communicate effectively with their adult children caretakers and health care providers. The media was designed to help them navigate the U.S. health care system.

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2009 American Community Survey and Census Data on the Foreign Born by State

Migration Policy Institute
2011

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

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The New Joint Commission Standards for Patient-Centered Communication: Hospitals Remain Unprepared As The Joint Commission Standards Go Into Effect

Language Line
2011

This white paper outlines the Joint Commission standards that have been implemented in 2011 as a part of a pilot project.  These standards will require healthcare organizations to provide all patients, regardless of language, patient-centered communication. Beginning no earlier than January 2012 organizations that fail to comply may risk jeopardizing their accreditation.

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