Culturally Competent Care

Culturally Competent Care: Addressing cultural issues that arise in the delivery of individual and community-based health services.

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  • Care Management

    Coordinating services that addresses cultural and linguistic issues on behalf of a person within a health care institution or among several institutions. Includes medical home models.

  • Clinical Interactions

    Addressing cultural and linguistic issues in the context of clinical interactions; patient-provider communication.

  • Community Education

    Health promotion, disease prevention, and community health worker programs for community outreach to culturally diverse populations.

  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse

    Issues and strategies related to behavioral health for diverse populations.

  • Patient Education and Support

    Patient and family education, cultural support, and patient navigation within a health care institution that addresses cultural and linguistic issues.

  • Patient Safety

    Cultural and linguistic issues relating to the reduction and prevention of inadvertent harm to patients as a result of their care.

Mesothelioma Center

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The Mesothelioma Center provides updated information abuot mesothelioma, a cancer that affects lung, abdominal cavity and heart. In addition, we provide free help for veterans to claim the benefits for asbestos exposure.

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DiversityRx in the news: Japan health study

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DiversityRx was on national TV in Japan, presenting the first results of a national survey of foreigners' experience with the Japanese health system. The study looks at what linguistic and cultural challenges arise when seeking health care and what strategies are used to address them.

Survey highlights include:

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Newsletter on Ethnicity and Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research

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Welcome to the 2013 edition of the  Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG) newsletter. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the founding of our research group.  To celebrate this land-mark, in this issue we share the exciting multidisciplinary work recently completed by our members in the area of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research. 

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Disclosing Mental Illness Among Korean Americans Is Losing Face

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No matter how conspicuously present, mental illness in Korean American families is nearly always held in secrecy, often under a cloud of denial and shame.

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Ethnomed Website: Four Star Resource

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EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Its own large database is a collection of resources and information related to cross-cultural and refugee health topics, including refugee screening.

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A Retrospective Analysis of the Cultural Competence of Chiropractic Students in a Public Health Course

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Diverse communities require chiropractors to be culturally competent to serve diverse populations. The purpose of this analysis is to describe the effect on knowledge and confidence to serve diverse populations following 6 hours of cultural competency training.

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Entertainment Industries Council

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The council exists to "bring the power to the power and influence of the entertainment industry to bear on health and social issues[e]ncouraging the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues.

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