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.

National Study of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Managed Care Organizations (CLAS in MCOs Study): Final Report

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The intent of this study was to examine the nature and extent of the CLAS standards in managed care organizations (MCOs) across the country and highlight promising CLAS practices implemented by these organizations.

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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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Cultural Competency Standards Crosswalk

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This crosswalk outlines the relationships between the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care, issued by the Office of Minority Health, and the accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, URAC, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Crosswalk of the Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and The Joint Commission's 2009 Standards for the Hospital Accreditation Program

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This document is a crosswalk of the Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and The Joint Commission's 2009 Standards for the Hospital Accreditation Program.

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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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Think Cultural Health

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This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. Primarily, the website provides access to free online courses accredited for continuing education credit. Additionally, the website includes supplementary tools on legislation and policy, and the CLAS standards.

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Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies and Practices

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This paper produced for the Office of Minority Health provides an in-depth overview of cultural competence in health care and cultural competence curricula through the paradigm of the CLAS standards. The purpose of the paper is to report findings of an environmental scan to inform the development of cultural competence curriculum modules for family physicians.

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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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Second Language and Cultural Competency Training for Continuing Medical Education Credit

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The purpose of this environmental scan is to help The California Endowment and the Medical Board of California to see where potential opportunities lie to improve patient health access, quality and outcomes through physician second language proficiency and cultural competency Continuing Medical Education (CME), as mandated by the Cultural and Linguistic Competency of Physicians Act of 2003 (AB 801

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Quality Interactions

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Quality Interactions is an e-learning program that provides case-based instruction on cross-cultural health care. This interactive program focuses on common clinical and/or cross-cultural scenarios that build a framework of knowledge and skills for delivering quality care to diverse patient populations.

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