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Developing Web-Based Communication for Latino Audiences

The Southern Center for Communication, Health and Poverty

Featuring Silvia Inez Salazar of the National Cancer Institute, this Series of focused video briefings provides strategies for effective website design, translation services, and risk communication services for Latino audiences. These seven videos are intended for Public Health Information Officers and Emergency/Risk Communicators. The website includes a list of additional resources.


DATA2010: The Healthy People 2010 Database

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. Data are included for all the objectives and subgroups identified in the Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health.


Culturally Competent Care for Muslim Patients

Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

This collection of reflections and case studies focuses on the challenges that can confront Muslims in American health care settings. Each fictional case study was developed based on personal interviews with doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains and includes a commentary so that users can learn new skills and strategies to increase cultural competence.


Cultural Competency Toolkit: Ten Grant Sites Share Lessons Learned

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center

This toolkit provides an overview of and lessons learned from the Cultural Competency Initiative, which was launched in 2000. The Initiative assisted mental health organizations create and implement culturally competent services by providing funding and technical assistance as well as by disseminating information about innovative minority outreach programs.


Critical Disparities in Latino Mental Health: Transforming Research into Action

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

The National Council of La Raza in collaboration with California State University Long Beach, published this white paper detailing the findings of a summit held to convene leading researchers, academics, providers and community members to better inform Latino mental health issues.


Community Health Workers National Workforce Study

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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.


Coming Together: Cultural Competency Training DVD

Organizational Learning and Development SMDC Health System

"Coming Together," an educational 7-minute DVD produced by SMDC Organizational Learning and Development and funded by the Miller-Dwan Foundation, has been created to enhance cultural awareness discussions among health care professionals.


Building Liaisons with Latino Communities

The Southern Center for Communication, Health and Poverty

The following series of videos were filmed at the University of Georgia with a live studio audience of public information officers and edited into thematic units. They feature the expertise of Leslie Rodriguez, Pierluigi Mancini, Rosa Solorzano, Natalie Hernandez and Lynn Beatty, all members of the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia.


Bridging the Cultural Divide in Health Care Settings: The Essential Role of Cultural Broker Programs

National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)

Through a Cooperative Agreement, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), funded the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) to conduct the Cultural Broker Project. The goal of this collaborative project was to encourage the use of cultural brokering as a key approach to increasing access to, and enhancing the delivery of, culturally competent care.


A Toolkit for Serving Diverse Communities

U.S. Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging has produced this toolkit that provides guidelines and instructions for providing respectful, inclusive, and sensitive services for the older adults in any diverse community.