Tag Archives: cultural competence

Think Cultural Health

Think Cultural Health (TCH) is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. With growing concerns about health inequities and the need for health care systems to reach increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and … Continue reading

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Care for Cultural Competency? Check Out the Office of Minority Health’s New Web Site

If you think cultural health, have we got a site for you!  Check out the Office of Minority Health’s enhanced cultural competency web portal, a one-stop shop for all cultural competency resources and training opportunities.  The web portal is called … Continue reading

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Equity: Articles, Webinars, Websites

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog, representing a variety of sources.   New study calculates number of deaths caused by poverty http://t.co/H0x2Wf3 Poverty is often cited as contributing to poor health. Now, in an unusual approach, researchers have … Continue reading

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Cultural Competency in Medical Assistants -Video

The following announcement was posted on the CLAStalk-list by  Jeffrey M. Ring, Ph..D.   Attached you will find two free streaming videos on enhancing culturally responsive care globally, and with a specific focus on the role of medical assistants.  This … Continue reading

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The Joint Commission’s Roadmap for Hospitals Available Now

The following comes from a Joint Commission e-mail: “Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care:  A Roadmap for Hospitals available now! If your hospital is looking for ways to address unique patient needs and comply with new … Continue reading

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Webinars

These announcements were posted on the BHIC Blog Engaging Ethnic Communities Through New Media Webinar Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 8:00 AM (HT), 11:00 AM (PT), 1:00 PM (CT), 2:00 PM (ET) According to a 2009 Pew Research Center study, 61% … Continue reading

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EthnoMed Announces a Redesigned Web Site

The EthnoMed team has unveiled its redesigned website, EthnoMed: http://ethnomed.org/.     This information, from the site describes their focus.  “EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, … Continue reading

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Websites in Response to Crisis in Haiti

This was posted to the BHIC Blog, this morning by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell.iti From the National Library of Medicine NLM has an Earthquake topic page on MedlinePlus in English, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/earthquakes.htm,  and in Spanish, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/earthquakes.html Health Information in Haitian Creole (Kreyol),” http://www.nlm.nih.gov/! … Continue reading

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Joint Commission Looking for Input from Health Literacy Community

The Joint Commission, with funding from The Commonwealth Fund, is developing proposed accreditation requirements for hospitals to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient-centered care.  This 18-month project will explore how diversity, culture, language, and health literacy issues can be … Continue reading

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