Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
Comprehensive School-Based Program Increases Positive Health Behaviors and Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Among Mexican-American and Other At-Risk Youth
The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.
Pediatric Center Offers Coordinated, Culturally Appropriate Services, Increasing Access to Comprehensive Care for Low-Income Children With Special Health Care Needs
A pediatric center provides comprehensive, coordinated services within a primary care medical home for low-income and immigrant children with special health care needs.
Health Plan–Financed, Nurse-Led Care Coordination Improves Quality of Care and Reduces Costs for Latinos With Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities
A community-based primary care clinic uses nurses to provide culturally competent care coordination to Latino patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities, leading to greater provision of recommended care, lower health care costs, and enhanced self-management capabilities.
Hospital Provides Non-English-Speaking Patients With Recording of Discharge Instructions in Native Language, Leading to Improved Comprehension and High Satisfaction
A hospital makes a telephone-based recording of discharge instructions available to non–English-speaking and low-literacy patients in their native language, leading to improved comprehension of discharge instructions and high levels of patient/family satisfaction.
2009 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps where some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients’ Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User’s Guide
This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment.
Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
This Web site includes downloadable presentations from a Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)-sponsored summit where participants sought to develop a transdisciplinary health education research agenda for eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities by focusing on health behavior dissemination, research and implementation.
The National Women's Health Information Center—"womenshealth.gov"
The National Women's Heath Information Center provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women's health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources.
Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medicaid Practitioners: Physician Toolkit and Curriculum
This toolkit will help providers apply the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were written for primary care practitioners serving racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse Medicaid populations in various outpatient settings.