Methods and Management

Methods and Management: Systematic approaches and procedures for understanding and assessing culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

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Stories, Data, and Techology

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"No data without stories, no stories without data." Nice reminder to keep the connections between the "facts" and "individuals impacted" in focus.  This also informs the challenges raised in this session about the reluctance of staff to ask for information about ethnicity and race -- data is not just data -- it’s connected to individual lives.

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Newsletter on Ethnicity and Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research

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Welcome to the 2013 edition of the  Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG) newsletter. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the founding of our research group.  To celebrate this land-mark, in this issue we share the exciting multidisciplinary work recently completed by our members in the area of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research. 

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USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging

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The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging is dedicated to translational research and training that sustains the health, mental health and general well-being of older persons, particularly those from low-income and multiethnic backgrounds. The Roybal Institute fulfills its vital mission by focusing on the following:

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Data Collection Survey Templates

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These two survey templates were developed by the Boston Public Health Commission to aid hospitals, health centers, and community organizations in collecting information by race, ethnicity, preferred language, and highest level of education from their patients. There are two toolkit templates.

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Tools to Address Disparities in Health: Data as Building Blocks for Change, A Data Collection Toolkit for Health Insurance Plans/Health Care Organizations

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Data as Building Blocks for Change supplies health insurance plans and health care organizations with the building blocks to begin collecting data on patient race, ethnicity and language data. The toolkit aims to expand the general knowledge about the issues surrounding data collection and its potential impact for identifying disparities and measuring quality improvement.

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Setting the Agenda for Research on Cultural Competence in Health Care

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This document is the final report for the Cultural Competence Research Agenda project, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to examine how cultural competence affects health care delivery and health outcomes.

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Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit

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This toolkit details the experiences of a collaborative workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), Improving Health Care Quality for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations directed by CHCS and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Commonwealth Fund.

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Race, Ethnicity, and Language of Patients: Hospital Practices Regarding Collection of Information to Address Disparities in Health Care

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The NPHHI surveys offer insights into data collection practices at U.S. hospitals and provides important lessons to hospital leadership, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers about the potential to develop more systematic mechanisms to understand and address health disparities by utilizing the data collected from patients.

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National Public Health Performance Standards Program

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The NPHPSP is a National Partnership initiative that has developed National Public Health Performance Standards for state and local public health systems and for public health governing bodies. This website includes three assessment tools that organizations can utilize for quality improvement in health care organizations with a focus on public health.

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