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What's New | June 23, 2008

Health and Health Care Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations
In this issue, the featured innovations and QualityTools address health and health care disparities among vulnerable populations, which are defined by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geography, age, gender, and disability status.

The featured innovations describe initiatives to deliver health services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to Latinos and American Indians.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Multicultural Health Care: A Quality Improvement Guide
Developed by Eli Lilly and Company; National Committee for Quality Assurance

 Online Training: Unified Health Communication 101: Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency
Developed by Health Resources and Services Administration

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 Automated Telephone Reminders: A Tool to Help Refill Medicines on Time
Developed by The Pharmacy Intervention for Limited Literacy (PILL) Study Research Team

 Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources
Developed by National Network of Libraries of Medicine

 Frequently Asked Questions—Mammograms
Developed by National Women's Health Information Center

 Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Developed by Society for Public Health Education

 SNAP—School Network for Absenteeism Prevention Toolkit
Developed by School Network for Absenteeism Prevention

 The Emergency Pharmacist Research Center: A Safety Measure in Emergency Medicine
Developed by University of Rochester Medical Center