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Archived Behavioral Health Clinic Offers Onsite Primary Care to Low-Income Asians With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access and Facilitating Improvements in Physical Health 8/27/2014
A behavioral health clinic maintains an onsite primary care clinic that provides culturally competent care to low-income Asian Americans with serious mental illness, enhancing access to such care and facilitating modest improvements in physical health.
Archived Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children 8/27/2014
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
Policy Health Plan's Comprehensive Strategy Involving Physician Incentives and Targeted Recruitment Enhances Patient Access to Language-Concordant Physicians 8/27/2014
A large medical group developed a comprehensive strategy to increase the number of physicians who speak languages other than English in order to improve access for patients with limited English proficiency. 
Archived Physician–Nurse House Calls Reduce Barriers to Health Care and Social Services for New Refugees 8/27/2014
Physicians and nurses provide in-home routine medical care and assessments to newly arrived refugees, leading to enhanced access to health care and social services and better continuity of care for those with chronic illnesses.
Teen Tobacco Prevention Curriculum Is Adapted for Native American and Latino Communities, Leading to Positive Feedback 8/27/2014
Teens Against Tobacco Use™, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, was adapted for the Native American and Latino communities in Washington state.
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AIDSinfo Drug Database 6/18/2014
The AIDSinfo Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly use to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available.
HospitalBillHelp.org 5/21/2014
This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals.
A Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials 5/7/2014
This 12-page guide aims to assist local and community organizations in making appropriate choices among existing materials and provides recommendations for adapting such materials for use in health promotion efforts.

The guide also includes additional resources on the following topics:

  • General health promotion
  • Assessing materials for low-literacy readers
  • Alternative formats for people with disabilities
  • Creation of materials for diverse populations on a variety of health issues
Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment 5/7/2014
The Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CCHPA) is a self-assessment tool designed to promote cultural competence as an essential approach for health practitioners in the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.
Getting Started. . .and Moving On. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families, Implications for Systems of Care 5/7/2014
This four-page checklist is part of a series to assist organizations and systems of care in developing policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence. It focuses on delivery of services and supports to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and to their families.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.