Community Engagement

Community Engagement: Working with patients, families, and community representatives to design, implement, and evaluate health care services.

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National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities Resource Database

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The National Resource Center database of resources provides a catalog of annotated and cross-referenced resources, programs and projects in a range of topics, languages, and communities. It also includes translated materials cataloged by multiple languages and cultural communities.

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Growing Your Capacity to Engage Diverse Communities by Working with Community Liaisons and Cultural Brokers

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This resource focuses on how organizations providing services to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities can build relationships with community liaisons and cultural brokers. The guide provides an overview of what cultural brokers are, outlines how to find a cultural broker, the steps needed to form effective collaboration with cultural brokers, and list of further resources.

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Cultural Competency in Health: A Guide for Policy, Partnerships and Participation

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The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed this guide to help policy makers and managers with culturally competent policy and planning at all levels of the health system.

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Expecting Success Toolkit

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Ten hospitals with racially and ethnically diverse patient populations participated in Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving quality of cardiac care while reducing racial, ethnic and language disparities. All 10 hospitals improved the quality of care being provided to their heart failure and heart attack patients.

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Hospital Working Group Report: Action Steps and Recommendations for Boston Hospitals

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This report is a part of a workgroup pulled together by Boston's Mayor in 2003. The workgroup's goal was to develop a guideline for eliminating the health outcomes gap affecting Boston's residents of color. This report outlines the recommendations that this workgroup made for hospitals in Boston.

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Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Services in the Nation's Hospitals: A Report of Findings

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This report provides insight into the challenges, activities and perspectives of 60 hospitals across the nation, and a snapshot of the ways that culture and language issues are being addressed in these hospitals. Topic areas include leadership, quality improvement, patient safety, workforce diversity, language services, and community engagement.

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