A Native American tribe–owned skilled nursing facility provides culturally competent services using a holistic approach to health and well-being, leading to high patient and family member satisfaction and low staff turnover.
Experienced substance abuse counselors offer periodic, telephone-based assessment and counseling to individuals who have attained initial stability in alcohol and/or cocaine dependence, leading to comparable and in some cases better outcomes than traditional, more time-consuming face-to-face interventions.
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.
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.
Mental health practitioners provide smoking cessation counseling and treatment to patients with posttraumatic stress disorder as part of their regular mental health care, leading to higher quit rates and fewer relapses.
A transitional care program that identifies frail elderly patients in the hospital and provides them with in-home support after discharge significantly reduces readmissions and emergency department visits.
School-based, culturally appropriate therapy focused on dealing with trauma helps West African refugee children improve coping skills and academic performance.
Jumping Mouse Children's Center, a nonprofit mental health center, provides free or heavily subsidized long-term expressive mental health therapy to low-income children affected by trauma, advocates for their rights, and provides support to their parents. The program has led to improved emotional health for the children and greater knowledge and confidence among parents and other primary caregivers.
The seven-county New York Care Coordination Program offers comprehensive care coordination for individuals with severe mental illness through assessment, individualized goal setting, and access to social programs, leading to improved quality of life and coping skills, fewer emergency department visits and inpatient days, and lower costs.
Trained peer mentors guide individuals with mental illness through lectures and interactive exercises that increase their knowledge and ability to manage their illness, making them feel more confident and more connected with others.