Policy

Policy: Laws, regulations, guidance, standards, accreditation requirements, and advocacy strategies related to cultural and linguistic competence. Includes analysis, reviews, and descriptions.

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  • Accreditation Requirements

    Requirements for obtaining official accreditation or certification from accrediting organizations and maintaining compliance as it pertains to cultural and linguistic competence.

  • Advocacy

    Promoting policies and practices that meet cultural and linguistic competence needs and reduce health care disparities.

  • Local

    Local laws, regulations, guidance, and policy tools.

  • National

    Federal laws, regulations, guidance, and policy tools.

  • Standards

    Standards and other binding and non-binding guidelines.

  • State

    State laws, regulations, guidance, and policy tools.

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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How to File a Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint with the Federal Office for Civil Rights

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This online fact sheet developed by Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides information on how to file a Discrimination Complaint with the OCR.  The webpage includes information on what your complaint must include, how to file your complaint, and a list of addresses to send your complaint to. 

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Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership

Organizational Profile

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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UPAC-Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services Program

Organizational Profile

UPAC Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services (EMASS) Program is using a promotora model to reach out to unserved and underserved senior population (60 and older) from Latino, Filipino, African American and Somali (African Refugees) communities in the North, Central, and South Regions of San Diego County.  This Program is funded by the County of San Diego - Behavioral Health Service

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The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Organizational Profile

OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.

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Ignatius Bau blogs from DiversityRx 2010

Blog entry

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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Putting on the final touches

Blog entry

With over 700 people registered, the DiversityRx team is putting the final touches on the 2010 conference program, slated for October 18-21, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. The line-up of speakers and workshops is equally impressive: 

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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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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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