Research

Research: Systematic investigation into and study of materials related to the impact of culture and language on health behaviors and health care delivery.

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  • Bibliographies

    Lists of publications related to cultural and linguistically appropriate services.

  • Community-Based Participatory Research

    Studies and inquiries conducted as equal partnerships between academically trained experts and members of a community.

  • Methods and Management

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

  • Study Findings

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

Putting on the final touches

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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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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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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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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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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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