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Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 4/23/2014
A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
Community Liaisons Facilitate Access to Culturally Competent Care for Orthodox Jewish, Chinese, and Arab Patients 4/9/2014
Culturally competent community liaisons help members of the Orthodox Jewish, Arab, and Chinese communities access health care and community-based services, leading to a better patient experience.
Medicaid Plan Offers Diabetic Patients Access to Fitness Facilities and Coaching, Leading to Weight Loss and Improvements in Cholesterol and Blood Glucose 4/9/2014
Medicaid managed care enrollees with type 2 diabetes receive free access to YMCA facilities and have regular meetings with nurses, dietitians, and personal trainers that focus on diet, exercise, and other aspects of disease self-management, leading to weight loss and improvements in body mass index, cholesterol, and blood glucose control.
Culturally Competent Disease Management Improves Self-Monitoring and Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive African Americans 3/26/2014
A health plan–sponsored disease management program targeting African Americans combines home blood pressure monitoring with culturally competent education and counseling, leading to better self-monitoring and blood pressure control.
Interactive Workshops Enhance Access to Health Education and Screenings, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income and Minority Women 3/26/2014
Interactive educational workshops enhance access to health screenings for low-income and minority women, leading to improved health outcomes for those with diabetes.
QualityTools
Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 6/19/2013
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 10/17/2012
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 5/9/2012
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 3/14/2012
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 3/7/2012
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.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.