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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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Cultural Competency Standards Crosswalk

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This crosswalk outlines the relationships between the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care, issued by the Office of Minority Health, and the accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, URAC, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Cultural Competence in Health Care: Emerging Frameworks and Practical Approaches

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To provide a framework for discussion and examples of practical approaches to cultural competence, this report evaluates current definitions of cultural competence, identifies models of culturally competent care, and provides recommendations for implementing culturally competent interventions to improve the quality of health care.

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Crosswalk of the Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and The Joint Commission's 2009 Standards for the Hospital Accreditation Program

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This document is a crosswalk of the Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and The Joint Commission's 2009 Standards for the Hospital Accreditation Program.

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Comprehensive Framework and Preferred Practices for Measuring and Reporting Cultural Competency

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This report aims to promote culturally competent care, to reduce disparities, and to make care more patient centered. It does so by endorsing a comprehensive framework for measuring and reporting cultural competency. It also endorses a set of 45 preferred practices to provide culturally competent care. The framework is intended for all healthcare organizations.

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Cultural Competency: An Organizational Strategy for High-Performing Delivery Systems

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The issue brief identifies guiding principles for culturally competent care and argues that an emphasis on cultural competency will aid health systems in offering care that is more patient-centered, equitable, and of a higher quality.

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Clinician's Guide: Working with Native Americans Living with HIV

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This is a practical resource for medical providers who are confronted with basic cultural challenges presented by Native American patients living with or at risk for HIV infection.

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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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Build the Field and They Will Come: Multicultural Organizational Development for Mental Health Agencies

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This toolkit is designed to help community based organizations increase the cultural competency of their mental health services. The handbook walks organizations through what organizational cultural competence is, what individual cultural competence is, and how to effectively change an organization's culture and structure to include cultural competence.

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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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