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Culture Guides

Culture guides to assist healthcare providers to communicate effectively and understand their patients.

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Cultural Competence Online for Medical Practice (CCOMP)

A Clinician's Guide to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities. Learn effective cross-cultural approaches to care for African-American patients with cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension. Use videos with real patient scenarios and case-based modules to increase your awareness. This project is funded completely by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). http://www.c-comp.org/

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Culture Clues

Culture Clues™ are tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures served by University of Washington Medical Center.

Healthy Roads Media

Health information access is a basic healthcare need. Literacy, health-literacy, illness, aging, disability and language are all issues that can pose barriers to obtaining basic health information. This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats. They are being developed to study the value of these formats in providing health information for diverse populations in a variety of settings.

AMA Strategies to Improve Communication in Latino/Hispanic Patients

This CME Program covers skills needed to work effectively with a low-literate Spanish-speaking population. These skills are readily transferable to all patient interactions; focus on clarity, cultural humility and message confirmation are important to patient care.

HRSA Health Literacy On-Line Training

Unified Health Communication 101: Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency is a free on-line learning experience that will help you

  • improve your patient communication skills
  • increase your awareness and knowledge of the three main factors that affect your communication with patients: health literacy, cultural competency and low English proficiency
  • implement patient-centered communication practices that demonstrate cultural competency and appropriately address patients with limited health literacy and low English proficiency

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 NEWS AND EVENTS
 

 

  • NCME @ Health Literach Annual Research Conference
    • Two workshops on cultural competency and MedEdPORTAL
    • October 17-18, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • RWJ National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit
    • This toolkit has resources, lessons, best practices and case studies to assist health plans reduce disparities.
  • AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit
    • The toolkit can help your practice and communicate with patients.
  • Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities
  • Curricular Products from the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals
  • Conferences:
    • AAMC annual meeting 2010
      • November 5-10, Washington, DC
    • APHA annual meeting 2010
      • November 6-10, Denver, CO

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