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A county health department's sexually transmitted disease awareness campaign targeting young minority women offers a free home test kit and improves access to testing and treatment, especially among African Americans and Latinas.
A physician-led practice offers integrated, coordinated care under capitated contracts to high-risk, moderate- and low-income seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, leading to high levels of adherence to recommended screening services, good blood glucose control among patients with diabetes, below-average use of inpatient services, high patient satisfaction, and improvements in patient access to medications.
This culturally tailored program educates minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate management of these conditions.
Community health workers provided culturally tailored workshops and one-on-one counseling and support to Filipino Americans at high risk of cardiovascular disease, leading to greater adherence to medication regimens, better attendance at scheduled appointments, improved blood pressure control, and lower body mass index.
Community health workers known as promotores enhance access to culturally competent mental health education and services, leading to improvements in mental health status and literacy for elderly racial and ethnic minorities.
A large health plan offered a 6-month program featuring culturally tailored educational classes and materials and the integration of culturally sensitive approaches into everyday care, leading to increased cultural sensitivity among staff, more engaged patients, and better health outcomes, and contributing (along with other programs) to the elimination of racial disparities.
A low-cost, community-based, culturally tailored education program led by a bilingual nurse practitioner helped Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes improve self-management behaviors and achieve better control of the disease.
A Medicaid health plan uses a range of direct and indirect information sources to collect accurate data on race, ethnicity, and preferred language for a high proportion of members.
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
State legislation requires continuing medical education courses to include curricula related to cultural and linguistic competence in medical practice, leading to a deeper understanding of the importance of these competencies by those offering such courses and the clinicians they serve.