Cultural competence


Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes 10/28/08

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.

Refugee Trauma Program Uses Novel Approach to Promote Recovery for Victims of Violence, Other Trauma 10/15/08

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma developed and promotes a novel approach to identifying and treating refugees who are victims of trauma.

Countywide Partnership Promotes Culturally Appropriate Outreach and Education, Leading to Increased Breast Cancer Screening and Earlier Detection in Underserved Minorities 10/15/08

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.

Prenatal and Postpartum Behavioral Counseling Significantly Reduces Health Risks in African-American Women 10/14/08

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.

Church-Based Program Encourages African-American Congregants to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables 10/14/08

A church-based program has been successful in encouraging African-American congregants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.

Educational Programs Bridge Communication Gaps Between Providers and Deaf Community, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Cancer Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients 10/03/08

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.

Multiagency Collaboration Improves Access to Culturally Sensitive Care and Support Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Seniors 09/29/08

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.

Culturally Competent Teams Provide Comprehensive Diabetes Care Management and Education, Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients 09/17/08

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.

Culturally Competent Community Health Workers Improve Outcomes and Reduce Inpatient Utilization Among Inner-City HIV/AIDS Patients 09/05/08

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.

Hospital Collaborative-Inspired Improvements in Donation and Procurement Processes Lead to Increase in Organ Donors 09/05/08

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.


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