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.

Cultures in the Clinic

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Cultures in the Clinic has expertise in cultural medicine, cultural epidemiology, culture as it affects the practice of clinical medicine, clinic operations.

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Advancing Health Equity Resource Database

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This online resource database developed by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco provides users with resources focused on eliminating disparities in health care.  Resources in the database include online trainings, assessment tools, guides, surveys and reports.  To find important tools and resources related to advancing health equity, vis

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Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families

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This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment. There is no answer key with correct responses.

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Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit

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This toolkit details the experiences of a collaborative workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), Improving Health Care Quality for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations directed by CHCS and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Commonwealth Fund.

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Caring for Diverse Populations: A Toolkit for Physicians and Health Care Professionals

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The material in this toolkit is designed for health care organizations of all sizes wishing to address the specific operational needs that often arise in serving diverse populations.

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Center for African American Health: Faith, Support and Culturally Appropriate Education Enhance Self-Management Success

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In this document the fourteen grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative tell their stories. The project provides self-management skill building for people with or at risk for diabetes and their caretakers through a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related comprehensive services.

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Working with Interpreters in Health Settings: Guidelines for Psychologists

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These good practice guidelines give an overview of the issues psychologists need to consider when working with interpreters to ensure that they are able to be as effective as possible. The guide provides key recommendations for practice and tips for finding and working with an interpreter.

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Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical and Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project

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This report, a collaboration between the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, was created to identify trauma-informed treatment interventions and to describe their level of cultural competency.

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Tools to Address Disparities in Health: Communications Resources to Close the Gap

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This publication is a compendium of resources for health insurance plans, physicians, and health care organizations. It highlights tools, websites, and steps on how to incorporate culturally and linguistically appropriate messages into everyday communications with consumers.

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Tips For Communicating Across Language Barriers

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This website provides tips that health care professionals can use to ensure that limited English proficiency (LEP) patients correctly understand all information given to them related to caring for themselves and others.

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