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.

Reducing Stigma about Mental Illness in Transcultural Settings: A Guide

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This guide is intended to serve as a reference for professionals to gain an understanding of stigma towards mental illness in non-English speaking background communities in Australia. Additionally, the guide was developed to aide in the development of strategies to reduce stigma in non-English speaking background communities.

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Questions Are the Answer

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This project out of AHRQ is designed to help patients improve the care provided to them by their clinicians by taking an active role and asking questions. This website includes videos, resources, a glossary of medical terms, tips and lists of questions that patients should ask their providers before any medical procedure.

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Our Stories, Our Health

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Our Stories, Our Health is a project that has been teaching Vietnamese and Laotian elders to shoot video interviews about health topics they identified as important to their communities. Below is the list of videos with their URLs:

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New York University Culture and Psychiatry Curriculum

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In 2008, NYU piloted a new required course with 14 one hour meetings devoted to culture and psychiatry for third year psychiatry residents. This curriculum was informed by a study sponsored by the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry's Cultural Committee, as well as the American Psychiatric Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program.

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Evaluating Mental Health Services for Non-English Speaking Background Communities

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This report documents a project, funded under the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia, aimed to consider the main barriers which people of non-English speaking background experience when they need public mental health services. The project explored both these barriers, and service responses to them in the Australian context, and in the academic literature.

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Cultural Elements in Community Defined Evidence-Based Mental Health Programs

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This report outlines the results of a research project intended to document the cultural features of three well-established mental health programs developed by community members, or adapted by providers, to work for the cultural groups they serve.

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Cultural Competency: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Service Providers

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This simple guide offers mental health professionals a better understanding of the factors which can affect their counseling and suggests ways to improve and enrich services for their ethnically diverse clientele. Topics covered include use of interpreters, confidentiality, outreach, and engaging with families.

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Cultural Competency Methodological and Data Strategies to Assess the Quality of Services in Mental Health Systems of Care

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In an effort to address concerns that the services offered by behavioral healthcare organizations may not be responsive to the special needs of multicultural populations, a two phase project was undertaken with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to recommend and benchmark performance measures that could be used to make specific these concerns and

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Cultural Competency in the Delivery of Mental Health Services: Implementation Issues

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This policy brief discusses the increased attention given to multicultural issues such as minority utilization, language barriers, and provider diversity in mental health service delivery. The author discusses recent trends in demographic projections regarding the make up the U.S. population, as well as treatment outcomes, and implementation strategies.

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Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response (CCC-DPCR)

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This series of courses focused on disaster preparedness and crisis response focuses on training professionals so that in a disaster situation they can ensure that all people affected receive equitable, effective services in an appropriate manner.

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