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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.
External link National Center for Cultural Competence - Initiative for Decreasing Disparities in Depression CME: Provider Self-Assessment CME Model Incorporating Cultural and Linguistic Competence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression Exit Disclaimer
This on-line CME activity is designed to help you improve care for your patients of diverse racial and ethnic groups who experience depression. Effectively diagnosing and treating depression can enhance both their mental and physical well-being. Part of that effective treatment is using culturally and linguistically competent approaches to patient care. To deliver this type of care, health care providers need to look beyond single encounters with individual patients to their family and community cultural contexts.
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.
External link Health Resources and Services Administration Study On Measuring Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery Settings
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.
pdf file Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies, and Practices (2002)
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
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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