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National Child Traumatic Stress Network Culture and Trauma Briefs

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This series of briefs provides information on trauma related topics and diverse populations. They provide information on culturally competent treatment and intervention techniques that can be utilized to treat diverse populations.

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Culture Matters: Providing Culturally-Appropriate Health Care in Minnesota

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The three one-hour DVDs in this training series promote culturally appropriate health care delivery, aiming to increase clinician and health care staff understanding of Minnesota's growing Hispanic/Latino, Hmong, and Somali communities.

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Culture and Health Among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in Central Los Angeles

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This report analyzes responses from a series of focus groups and over 400 surveys administered to health care providers, youth, residents, seniors and workers in Historic Filipinotown in central Los Angeles. The study sought to understand how culturally-based experiences and perspectives of Filipino/Filipino Americans in central LA influence this population's health.

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Clinician's Guide: Working with Native Americans Living with HIV

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This is a practical resource for medical providers who are confronted with basic cultural challenges presented by Native American patients living with or at risk for HIV infection.

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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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In Any Language: Improving the Quality and Availability of Language Services in Hospitals

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This document is the final report of the Speaking Together: National Language Services Network program. It highlights the experiences of 10 participating hospitals and showcases some of the proven practices that were implemented to improve the language services these health care organizations provided.

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Hospital Language Services: Quality Improvement and Performance Measures

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The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a set of quality measures to assess the quality of spoken language services in U.S. hospitals.

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Affordable Language Services: Implications for Health Care Organizations

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This brief highlights the effects of language barriers on patient safety and quality of health care, and the challenges organizations must overcome in order to effectively address language barriers.

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