Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life
A nine-session, culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate disease management improves self-care behaviors, leading to improved blood pressure and blood glucose control and better quality of life.
Health Clinics and Community Organization Coordinate Outreach Workers To Educate and Support Farm Workers, Leading to Healthier Behaviors and Higher Satisfaction
Outreach workers from two community-based organizations coordinate efforts to support Mexican farm workers in navigating the health care system and enhancing their health. The program led to more physical activity, better dietary habits, and higher satisfaction.
Urban Clinic Provides Free, Bilingual Primary and Specialty Care to the Uninsured and Underserved of Miami-Dade County
The St. John Bosco Clinic provides free, bilingual primary and specialty care, referrals, and patient education to Hispanic immigrants who are generally poor, undocumented, and uninsured.
State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity
The State of Maryland provides financial and technical support to five communities designated through a competitive bidding process as health enterprise zones, leading to an expansion of primary care capacity in these areas.
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.
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.
Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies and Practices
The purpose of this report is to synthesize findings regarding the concepts, policies, and teaching practices with respect to culturally competent health care.
Health Care Language Services Implementation Guide
This guide, for health care organizations and professionals in clinical settings, provides information on how to implement language access services (LAS) for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) operates the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC), which serves as a free information and referral service on minority health issues for community groups, consumers, professionals, and students.