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.

Resources in Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals

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This resource bibliography was compiled as part of the research and environmental scan completed for the project, “Setting Standards for the Cultural Competence Education of Healthcare Professionals,” funded by The California Endowment.

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Resident Physicians' Preparedness to Provide Cross-Cultural Care: Implications for Clinical Care and Medical Education Policy

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In 2003, a national survey of resident physicians in their last year of training was conducted to determine whether the nation's future physician workforce felt sufficiently prepared to deliver quality care to diverse populations.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Diverse Populations

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The goal of this report is to build upon Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Services in the Nation's Hospitals: A Report of Findings to provide a framework for hospitals to develop and employ practices for meeting diverse patient needs.

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Literacy and Health in America

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This Policy Information Report seeks to further illuminate the relationship between literacy and health using data from large-scale surveys of adult literacy. Included in these assessments were a variety of health-related materials.

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Language Barriers in Health Care Settings: An Annotated Bibliography of the Research Literature

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The goal of this annotated bibliography produced by The California Endowment is to provide a comprehensive review of the research literature on the prevalence, role and effects of language barriers in health care. The bibliography is intended to provide an empirical basis for future discussions about the need for and impact of language access services in the provision of health care.

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Improving Care for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: Facilitators and Barriers to Providing Language Services in California Public Hospitals

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This study was produced in order to better understand the impact of the efforts undertaken by California public hospitals to improve language access to all Californians, and ultimately to identify strategies that engage hospitals in facilitating organizational change to address the provision of language services.

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Hospital Language Services For Patients with Limited English Proficiency: Results From A National Survey

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The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) in collaboration with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), conducted a national survey of hospitals in the United States to seek information about patient language services in hospitals.

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Evidence Base for Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Health Care

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This report reviews the evidence base for the impact of cultural and linguistic competence on health outcomes and well-being, and the costs and benefits for the health care system at large. The authors conducted a structured search of Medline from January 1995 to March 2006 to identify primary research articles on health outcomes and well-being.

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Diverse Communities, Common Concerns: Assessing Health Care Quality for Minority Americans

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This report presents the results of a survey on the care experiences of patients of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. The survey reveals that on a wide range of health care quality measures minority Americans do not fare as well as whites.

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