The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma developed and promotes a novel approach to identifying and treating refugees who are victims of trauma.
A community partnership developed culturally appropriate outreach and education, leading to enhanced access to breast cancer screening and earlier detection of the disease in African-American and Hispanic women.
An inperson and telephone-based behavior counseling program for pregnant African-American women at six prenatal care clinics significantly reduced health risks from baseline to 10 weeks postpartum.
A church-based program has been successful in encouraging African-American congregants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.
Targeted educational initiatives, including videos on cancer education and a fellowship program on American Sign Language and the deaf culture, increase the knowledge of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and improve the cultural competency of providers.
A community-based collaboration enhanced access to a safe and caring network of health, legal, and social services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors in San Diego County, leading to better mental health and an increased willingness to disclose sexual orientation to providers and others.
Project Dulce enhances diabetes care for underserved individuals by connecting primary care physicians with a team of bilingual, culturally competent professionals who are specially trained in techniques for managing diabetes, including case management, patient education and counseling, and diabetes self-management.
The Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment project uses specially trained community health workers to deliver culturally competent, home-based support services to help HIV-positive patients in the inner city.
As part of a collaborative with other hospitals, a health system developed multiple strategies to improve the organ donation request and procurement process, leading to a high conversion rate (the percentage of potential donors who become actual donors); collaborative participants as a group experienced a marked rise in conversion rates and donors.