Assessment

Assessment: Evaluating cultural competence skills (pre- and post-training) and determining the need for cultural competence training in organizations. Evaluating the effectiveness of cultural competence training programs and curricula.

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Plain Language Matters Blog

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This blog out of the Center for Plain Language focuses on plain language, a method of writing that makes materials quick and easy to understand for the intended audience.  This blog posts current information relevant for professionals implementing plain language in their organizations.  Topics include advocacy, finance, government, health care, legal, and plain writing laws.

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Resident Self-Evaluation of Five Levels of Cultural Competence

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This tool is intended to evaluate a medical resident's level of cultural proficiency. The tool assesses cultural competence in five levels and makes recommendations for what level residents should be expected to accomplish. This tool can be used to assess curricula developed to improve resident's cultural and linguistic competence during residency.

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Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Outcomes in Multicultural Education

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This journal article explores the differences between traditional cultural competence models and cultural humility. The authors argue that the traditional notion of competence in clinical training as a detached mastery of a theoretically finite body of knowledge may not be appropriate for this area of physician education.

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Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

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TACCT is an self-administered assessment tool that can be used by medical schools to examine all components of the entire medical school curriculum. TACCT enables schools to identify gaps and redundancies in their curricula, which will enable schools to make the best use of opportunities and resources. TACCT can be used for both traditional and problem-based curricula.

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Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality

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The purpose of this Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report is to systematically review the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. It focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations.

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Principles and Recommended Standards for Cultural Competence Education of Health Care Professionals

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To meet the need for the development of criteria by which to plan or assess courses of study in cultural competence, the California Endowment produced this publication that provides guidance on content, training methods and modalities, evaluation and qualifications of teachers and trainers in cultural and linguistic competence.

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Assessing the Impact of Cultural Competency Training Using Participatory Quality Improvement Methods

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The primary aim of this Aetna Foundation-funded study was to assess whether integrating a cultural competency training program into ongoing quality improvement activities at two large urban family practices affiliated with a medical school would result in: improved physician knowledge, skills, attitudes, and comfort levels relating to the care of patients from diverse backgrounds; and increased

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