Study Findings

Study Findings: Data collected and conclusions reached as a result of inquiries, studies, or tests.

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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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Assessing Patient Experiences of Providers' Cultural Competence and Health Literacy Practices: CAHPS(R) Item Sets

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The supplement to the September 2012 issue of Medical Care focuses on the development and evaluation of new questions, or "item sets," for use with the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys. The supplement is dedicated to the late Chuck Darby, who was a founding father of CAHPS.

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Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the US

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This Spotlight brings together resources from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI); the US Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey, 2010 Current Population Survey, and 2000 decennial census; the US Departments of Homeland Security and State; the Pew Hispanic Center; and Mexico's National Population Council (CONAPO) and National Institute of Statistics and Geograp

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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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Community Health Workers National Workforce Study

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This report describes a comprehensive national study of the community health worker (CHW) workforce. The 27-month research project utilized a survey of verified CHW employers in all 50 States, more in-depth interviews of employers and CHWs in 4 States, conducted a comprehensive review of the literature, and made national and State workforce estimates using databases from the Census and the U.S.

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Modest and Uneven: Physician Efforts to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities

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This issue brief provides an overview of a recent HSC study whose results indicate that, while nearly half of U. S. physicians identify language or cultural communication barriers as obstacles to providing high-quality care, physician adoption of practices to overcome such barriers is modest and uneven.

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Using Professionally Trained Interpreters to Increase Patient/Provider Satisfaction: Does It Work?

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This issue brief identifies how professional interpreters improve communication and, consequently, patient and provider satisfaction in the emergency department.

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Talking With Patients: How Hospitals Use Bilingual Clinicians and Staff to Care for Patients with Language Needs

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This report presents findings from a survey conducted by researchers at The George Washington University and supported by funding from The California Endowment to learn more about the individuals in a hospital setting who interact with patients who speak a language other than English.

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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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Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Care: Can Health Plans Generate Reports?

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The absence of data on race and ethnicity in health plan and provider databases is a significant barrier in the creation and use of quality-of-care reports for patients of minority groups.

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