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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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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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CLAS A-Z: A Practical Guide for Implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care

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The Office of Minority Health (OMH) has supported the preparation of this step-by-step guide to assist health care organizations in creating a health care environment that meets the very real needs and expectations of an increasingly diverse patient/consumer population.

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Caring for Diverse Populations: A Toolkit for Physicians and Health Care Professionals

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The material in this toolkit is designed for health care organizations of all sizes wishing to address the specific operational needs that often arise in serving diverse populations.

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Center for African American Health: Faith, Support and Culturally Appropriate Education Enhance Self-Management Success

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In this document the fourteen grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative tell their stories. The project provides self-management skill building for people with or at risk for diabetes and their caretakers through a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related comprehensive services.

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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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Understanding Health Literacy and its Barriers: Current Bibliographies in Medicine

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This bibliography includes 651 citations from 1998-2003 of resources from various disciplines that relate to addressing the national issue of low health literacy. The resources selected examine some of the barriers that may need to be addressed when designing such health literacy strategies.

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Working with Interpreters in Health Settings: Guidelines for Psychologists

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These good practice guidelines give an overview of the issues psychologists need to consider when working with interpreters to ensure that they are able to be as effective as possible. The guide provides key recommendations for practice and tips for finding and working with an interpreter.

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Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical and Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project

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This report, a collaboration between the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, was created to identify trauma-informed treatment interventions and to describe their level of cultural competency.

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Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

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TACCT is an self-administered assessment tool that can be used by medical schools to examine all components of the entire medical school curriculum. TACCT enables schools to identify gaps and redundancies in their curricula, which will enable schools to make the best use of opportunities and resources. TACCT can be used for both traditional and problem-based curricula.

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