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.
State Legislation Supports Professional Development of Community Health Workers, Leading to Greater Professional Recognition, Enhancements in Training, and Funding
An alliance of government and not-for-profit agencies aided the passage of various legislative provisions in Massachusetts designed to create a more stable, systemic role for community health workers, leading to greater professional recognition, an expanded workforce and training infrastructure, and increased funding of services.
Dental Health Aide Program Improves Access to Oral Health Care for Rural Alaska Native People
The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program enhances access to oral health care by training dental therapists to provide culturally appropriate education and routine dental services to high-risk residents of rural villages.
Health Literacy Tutoring Program Enhances Access to Culturally Appropriate Education, Increases Knowledge and Skills Among Health Profession Students and Elder Immigrants
A health literacy tutoring program enhances access to culturally appropriate health education for elder immigrants and increases knowledge and skills among students and elders.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
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Reengineered Discharge Toolkit
This toolkit was developed to facilitate the Project RED intervention.
Improving Quality and Achieving Equity: A Guide for Hospital Leaders
This guide for hospital leaders presents the evidence for racial and ethnic disparities in health care, and provides the rationale for addressing them with a focus on quality, cost, risk management, and accreditation.
Turning Knowledge Into Practice: A Manual for Behavioral Health Administrators and Practitioners About Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: 2nd Edition
This manual introduces concepts about evidence-based practices to practicing clinicians, behavioral health program leaders, and consumers and families. It provides information, suggests ways of thinking and getting started, and points to additional resources as evolving evidence-based practices become a routine part of service delivery and management.
Diabetes Self-Management: Resource Toolkit for African Americans With Diabetes
This toolkit provides information and links to resources that support African Americans with diabetes in managing their diabetes.
Improving Cultural Competency in Children's Health Care: Expanding Perspectives
This tool addresses disparities in children's health care in an attempt to advance the ability of organizations to provide culturally competent care.