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Additional Resources


Physician's Guide to the Patient-Centered Interview

 

Working with Limited English Proficient Patients (LEP)

 

What's in a Word: A Guide to Understanding Interpreting and Translating in Health Care

 

HRSA

Thorough resources on cultural competency and health literacy from HRSA


Ethnomed

Provides information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of various immigrant groups to the US. Translated instructions for patients about preparing for tests and examinations are provided. In addition cultural profiles for a variety of health topics, from asthma to Women's  Health and patient information on a various health topics (with some translations) are also available.

 

Cultural Profiles Project
Provides cultural profiles for many nations.

 

Culture, Health, and Literacy: A Guide to Health Education Materials for Adults with Limited English Literacy Skills

 

Health Research & Educational Trust

In partnership with the American Hospital Association. Provides educational resources on quality/cost/disparities, etc. Various articles, guides, and tool kits.

 

Health Equity Initiatives by State


National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

 

Agency for Health care Research and Quality

AHRQ tools and information that can be used in implementing the Action Plan

 

Council on Community Pediatricians

Working toward the achievement of the recommendations in the AAP policy statement "The Pediatrician's Role in Community Pediatrics" through: Advocacy, Collaborations, Dissemination, Education, Innovation, Leadership, and Technical Assistance. Provides training modules and publications on health literacy, social determinants of health, cultural competency, etc.

 

Female Genital Mutilation

 

Immigrant Health

 

Culture and Health Disparities

 

TEACHING FACULTY RESOURCES

 

Family Medicine Clerkship

Competency based goals and objectives for cultural competency training

 

American Academy of Family Physicians

Video vignettes from the American Academy of Family Physicians (short/ inspires conversation- requires RealPlayer flash )


TOOLS FOR PRACTITIONERS

 

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development: National Center for Cultural Competence

Self assessment on cultural competency

 

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit

 

University of Michigan Health System: Program for Multicultural Health

Important questions to enhance culturally competent patient interviewing

 

University of Michigan Health System: Cross-Cultural Communication

Helpful frameworks to incorporate into patient interviewing to enhance cultural competence of encounter

 

Health Equity and Prevention Primer

Toolkit with several  modules on key health equity and prevention topics including community factors that influence health equity and measuring and evaluating health equity


Webinar: New Joint Commission Standards to Improve Patient-Provider Communication

Discusses the new and revised hospital accreditation standards approved by the Joint Commission to improve patient-provider communication. The standards that are discussed include identifying and addressing patient communication needs; providing language services; addressing qualifications for language interpreters and translators; and collecting race, ethnicity, and language data.

 

Domestic Violence Screening

 

Cultural Practices: Coin Rubbing

Cultural Competence Clinical case presentation on Coin Rubbing.

 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Provides screening tools on sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

New York Asian Women's Center

Provides information on domestic violence: what it is, how to identify it, prevalence statistics, and service providers. Multi-lingual support programs and shelter services are available. 

 

Communication Tips

 

Steps for Breaking Bad News

 

Taking the Patient's Perspective

 

Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

Provides information on disparities in cardiac care, resource guides for cardiologists and patients. 

 

Literacy & Health

Powerpoint presentation on literacy and health.

 

Health Literacy: can your patients be healthy without it?

Powerpoint presentation on the importance of health literacy and implications for public health.

 

Literacy Assistance Center

The Literacy Assistance Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the expansion of quality literacy services in New York. 

 

Resources for Practice

 

American College of Physicians Foundation

Provides patient information guides on Heart Attacks, Hypertension, Smoking, Pain, and other health topics. Available in English and Spanish.


American Diabetes Association

Books and Guides available on Diabetes and related topics. 

 

American Cancer Society

Books and Guides available on specific Cancers,  healthy eating, coping, etc.

 

MedImmune Advocacy

Provides information on topics of interest for parents with premature infants.

 

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Guides and Pamphlets available on health care and domestic violence, children and domestic violence, and battered immigrant women.

 

Videos

 

Patient-Centered View

A patient centered view about interacting with health care professionals

 

Local Resources 

 

Library Resources

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