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The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Organizational Profile

OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.

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Mexican Indigenous Languages

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We get some great questions and responses in our CLAStalk email discussion list and occasionally we share them here with the permission of the authors. These have been edited for brevity, privacy, and clarity.

 

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"I Speak" Language Identification Cards

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This document can be used to help identify the language of a non-English speaker. It uses a short phrases written in over 30 languages that a user can check to indicate the language they speak.

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Quality Care for Diverse Populations Videos

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Quality Care for Diverse Populations is a web-based training program developed by the AAFP to assist physicians and other health care professionals in becoming more culturally proficient in the provision of care to their patients. The program includes five video vignettes depicting simulated physician-patient visits in an office setting as a means to explore ethnic and sociocultural issues.

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Guidance for BT/Risk Communicators in Collaborating with Faith-Based African American Communities for Pandemic Flu Preparedness

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These series of videos were filmed at the Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of Georgia with a live studio audience and edited into thematic units. They feature the expertise of those working with and in the African American faith-based community.

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Culturally Competent Care for Latino Patients

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This collection of reflections and case studies focuses on the challenges that can confront Hispanics 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.

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Developing Web-Based Communication for Latino Audiences

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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.

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Critical Disparities in Latino Mental Health: Transforming Research into Action

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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.

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Building Liaisons with Latino Communities

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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.

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