Training on Culturally Sensitive Patient Care Leads to Reports of Enhanced Knowledge and Cultural Awareness
A medical school offered training on culturally sensitive patient care to faculty, leading to reports of enhanced knowledge of how to teach cultural competency and increased student awareness of cross-cultural issues.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Community Health Workers Increase Insurance Enrollment, Access to Care, and Self-Efficacy Among Low-Income Latinos
Bilingual, culturally competent community health workers increased insurance enrollment, use of preventive care services and a usual source of care, and self-efficacy for low-income Latinos.
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.
Interactive Workshops Enhance Access to Health Education and Screenings, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income and Minority Women
Interactive educational workshops enhance access to health screenings for low-income and minority women, leading to improved health outcomes for those with diabetes.
Community Partnership Uses Lay Health Advisers to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Leading to Improvements in Lifestyle and Health in Low-Income African Americans
A primary care center, county health department, community organizations, and lay health advisers jointly developed and implemented various activities to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in a low-income, largely African-American population, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors and better health.
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.