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We need your input -- pilot test global standards for culturally competent care!

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We are looking for health care organizations that can pilot test a tool to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of health care for migrants and ethnic minorities.

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Final Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status Required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 31, 2011, published the final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act (pdf).

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National Standards for Healthcare Interpreter Training Programs

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This document presents standards for the formal preparation of bilingual or multilingual individuals who wish to enter the healthcare interpreting profession.

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The New Joint Commission Standards for Patient-Centered Communication: Hospitals Remain Unprepared As The Joint Commission Standards Go Into Effect

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This white paper outlines the Joint Commission standards that have been implemented in 2011 as a part of a pilot project.  These standards will require healthcare organizations to provide all patients, regardless of language, patient-centered communication. Beginning no earlier than January 2012 organizations that fail to comply may risk jeopardizing their accreditation.

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Faces of Disparity Video

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The Faces of Disparity Awareness Campaign, which was created by the Communication and Media Committee, consists of two complementary media productions:  The Faces of Disparity Exhibit, and the Faces of Disparity Video.  The exhibit and video, which may be shown independently or together, raise awareness of health disparities in Connecticut and introduce the CLAS Standards (National St

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Language Access and the Law: Caring for the LEP Patient

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Language Access and the Law in Healthcare is the nation's first e-learning program on this critical topic. The course is designed to increase physicians' knowledge of the business, medical (quality/safety) and legal reasons for providing language access services to patients. In particular, it will teach clinicians how to:

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Ignatius Bau blogs from DiversityRx 2010

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For the first time, we asked conference attendees to submit blog postings about their experience. Our first correspondent was Ignatius Bau, who was also the first recipient of the DiversityRx 2010 National Champion for Health Equity and Quality award.

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County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services Cultural and Linguistic Competency Standards

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These cultural and linguistic competency standards developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) were established to assist the DHS and its entities in creating a health system that is responsive and accessible to the patient populations of LA County.

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