The Daylight program uses trained volunteers—recognized and influential women from local refugee and immigrant communities—to provide to their peers culturally sensitive information about breast health and breast cancer, including early detection methods.
The Community Connections for Refugees with Disabilities program proactively identifies newly arriving refugees with disabilities, and then supports them in accessing culturally competent rehabilitation and community-based social services.
Physicians and nurses provide in-home routine medical care and assessments to newly arrived refugees, leading to enhanced access to health care and social services and better continuity of care for those with chronic illnesses.
A faith-based exercise program run through churches increased levels of physical activity and reduced blood pressure and pain levels in older African-American women.
Culturally competent community liaisons help members of the Orthodox Jewish, Arab, and Chinese communities access health care and community-based services, leading to a better patient experience.
A low-overhead clinic enhances access to a broad array of culturally competent, low-cost conventional and alternative medicine services for underinsured, uninsured, and immigrant populations.
School-based, culturally appropriate therapy focused on dealing with trauma helps West African refugee children improve coping skills and academic performance.
Outreach workers from two community-based organizations coordinate efforts to support Mexican farm workers in navigating the health care system and enhancing their health. The program led to more physical activity, better dietary habits, and higher satisfaction.
Culturally competent parent mentors helped families better understand and care for their children's asthma through home visits, monthly telephone calls, and inperson meetings, leading to reductions in wheezing, exacerbations, missed school and parental work days, and emergency department visits.
A monthly clinic provides culturally competent cancer screening and educational information to rural, low-income Hispanic women over the age of 40 years, leading to enhanced access to such screenings and to increased use of primary care.