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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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Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership

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The Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership is a membership organization that has more than 200 members from health and social service organizations, public health entities, advocacy and coalition groups, colleges and universities, small businesses and community members.

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Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: Legal Rights & Responsibilities

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This comprehensive manual (a revision of the 1998 original) shows advocates and providers how to overcome language barriers to obtain appropriate medical care for their clients. It outlines language access responsibilities under federal and state law, as well as in the private sector, and offers recommendations for addressing identified problems.

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Eliminating Language Barriers for LEP Individuals: Promising Practices from the Public Sector

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation established the Language Access Practitioners Network in 2006, connecting otherwise isolated government practitioners that work in child and family serving agencies, as well as staff from mayors’ and governors’ offices who oversee immigrant-serving programs.

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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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Straight Talk: Model Hospital Policies and Procedures on Language Access

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This report presents new and innovative operational procedures that hospitals around the country can implement to streamline hospital systems and processes for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). While the study, review and creation of these Model Policies and Procedures was based primarily on California public hospitals, this Model is applicable and adaptable to the entire U.S.

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Culture and Health Among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in Central Los Angeles

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This report analyzes responses from a series of focus groups and over 400 surveys administered to health care providers, youth, residents, seniors and workers in Historic Filipinotown in central Los Angeles. The study sought to understand how culturally-based experiences and perspectives of Filipino/Filipino Americans in central LA influence this population's health.

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Checklist to Facilitate the Development of Culturally and Linguistically Competent Primary Health Care Policies and Structures

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The following checklist is targeted to individuals who have a role in the shaping of health care policy at the Federal, state, local and program levels. The goal of this checklist is to facilitate policy making that supports culturally and linguistically competent primary health care services.

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State Official's Guide to Health Literacy

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This guide is intended for policymakers and other advocates wishing to improve health communication. The guide provides an overview of research findings on the issue of health literacy and a summary of the Council of State Government's (CSG) National Survey on Health Literacy Initiatives. Chapter One defines health literacy and offers evidence as to why it matters to states.

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