Culture guides to assist healthcare providers to communicate effectively and understand their patients.
Consortium Initiatives | Online Resources
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/
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.
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.
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.
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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