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External link Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Guide for Hospitals
This guide focuses on how hospitals can better identify, report, monitor and prevent medical errors in patients with Limited English Proficiency. Along with its companion training module, TeamSTEPPS® Enhancing Safety for Patients With Limited English Proficiency Module, this resource teaches a set of team behaviors and structured communication tools designed to reduce medical errors for LEP patients. The guide provides activities that can be immediately integrated into a broader set of patient safety activities. Built on solid research and well-tested patient safety methodology, these tools provide the case for why this field is important, as well as the basic strategies necessary to build safety systems that truly protect all patients.
External link TeamSTEPPS® Enhancing Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency Module
The TeamSTEPPS Limited English Proficiency module is designed to help develop and deploy a customized plan to train staff in teamwork skills and lead a medical teamwork improvement initiative from initial concept development to sustainment of positive changes. This evidence-based module is designed to provide insight into the core concepts of teamwork as they are applied to work with patients who have difficulty communicating in English. Comprehensive curricula and instructional guides include short case studies and videos illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes.
External link Roots of Health Inequity Online Course Exit Disclaimer
This web-based course is for the public health workforce. The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness. Participants in the learning collaborative will have a chance to explore concepts and strategies by working through focused questions.
External linkpdf file Health Resources and Services Administration Study On Measuring Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery Settings [PDF | 85KB]
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is sponsoring a project to develop a cultural competence measurement profile comprising a conceptual measurement framework and set of measures for gauging cultural competence in health care settings. HRSA has contracted The Lewin Group to conduct this work. The goal of this effort is to contribute to an understanding of how the complex construct of cultural competence can be measured and advance the capacity of organizations to carry out such measurement.
Cultural Competency Curriculum for Emergency Responders Released
This set of courses is designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to cultural competency in order to help lessen racial and ethnic health care disparities brought on by disaster situations.
External linkpdf file New Mexico Department of Health: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Toolkit [PDF | 282.6KB] Exit Disclaimer
This toolkit contains New Mexico Department of Health CLAS Assessment Recommendations, a list of the 14 CLAS Standards, definition of terms, implementation of language access service strategies, resources and helpful links.
External link CDC's Health Literacy Training
The health literacy section of the CDC Web site offers links, resources and training materials for health professionals to find out more about the topic and earn CE credits in the process.
External link Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health Centers
Hispanics have a higher prevalence of diabetes and are disproportionately burdened with the complications and disability from diabetes. This report describes the development of a learning network project that included interventions and needs assessments at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population.
External link Cultural Competence Online for Medical Practice (CCOMP): A Clinician's Guide to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities Exit Disclaimer
This project is funded completely by a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). There are 2 main modules illustrating important aspects from the patients' and clinicians' perspective. 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.
pdf file Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
On May 1, 2007, The Alliance of Community Health Plans Foundation released the final report and 13 case studies on which the report is based for the project Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care. The findings included in the final report are based on information developed about business benefits achieved by different kinds of health care organizations that implemented projects addressing one or more of the National CLAS Standards published by OMH in 2000.
New! Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services invites you to participate in their new continuing education course, Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring. This program, accredited for 9 CNEs by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, is available online at no cost to participants.
A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
This free, accredited online cultural competency curriculum equips physicians with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve. This course enables participants to explore and apply concepts of culturally competent care, language access services, and organizational supports through engaging video case studies and practical tools and resources.
pdf file Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies, and Practices (2002) [PDF | 2.47MB]
The purpose of this paper is to report findings of an environmental scan that will serve to inform the development of Cultural Competence Curriculum Modules (CCCM) for family physicians.
pdf file Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines For Medicaid Practitioners [PDF | 3MB]
The objective of this toolkit is to aid providers in practical application of the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines. It introduces the basic fundamentals of cross-cultural practice and offers steps and processes essential to delivering quality care to culturally diverse populations.

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