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.

Giving Voices to the Voiceless: Language Barriers & Health Access Issues of Black Immigrants of African Descent

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This report was conceived by the Summit Health Institute for Research and Education (SHIRE) as an initial step toward identifying language and cultural issues that impede access to health care among immigrants of African descent in California. Thus, the report includes a cursory examination of Title VI, an overview of U.S.

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Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

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The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program out of AHRQ was developed to assess patients' and consumers' experiences within the health care system. Through the use of surveys in both ambulatory care systems and facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, CAHPS provides usable, relevant information on quality of care.

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Assuring Healthcare Quality: A Healthcare Equity Blueprint

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The Healthcare Equity Blueprint offers strategies and practices that can be tailored to the individual hospital to address equity in providing quality care. The Blueprint is a starting point for designing and implementing interventions to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care, including providing care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

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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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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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Community Access Monitoring Survey (CAMS) Project

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The Access Project collaborated with community-based organizations to survey the uninsured about their experiences getting care at local, mainly safety-net, health care institutions.

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The Health Literacy of America's Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy

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The Health Literacy of America's Adults is the first release of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) health literacy results. The results are based on assessment tasks designed specifically to measure the health literacy of adults living in the United States. Health literacy was reported using four performance levels: Below Basic, Basic, Intermediate, and Proficient.

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Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality

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The purpose of this Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report is to systematically review the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. It focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations.

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