Deaf Community Health Workers Provide Culturally Appropriate Education and Support to Deaf Patients, Improving Patient Knowledge and Engagement
Trained community health workers accompany members of the Minnesota Deaf community on medical appointments and conduct home visits, leading to improved access to culturally appropriate care, improvements in patient understanding, trust and confidence, and better adherence to recommended care.
Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
Educational Programs Bridge Communication Gaps Between Providers and Deaf Community, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Cancer Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients
Targeted educational initiatives, including videos on cancer education and a fellowship program on American Sign Language and the deaf culture, increase the knowledge of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and improve the cultural competency of providers.
Understanding Your Body
This Web site provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.
Toolkits for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
This series of toolkits offers tips and tools that families and providers could use to support quality improvement within systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
Early Intervention: Communication and Language for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants
This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Audiologist
This wallet card explains what an audiologist is and lists questions that parents/guardians may want to ask their child's audiologist.
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Doctor
This wallet card explains what an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor is and lists questions about hearing loss that parents/guardians may want to ask their child's ENT doctor.