Race and ethnicity
This bilingual booklet (in Cantonese and English), developed by the Chinese Community Health Resource Center, can help educate Chinese patients about the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes.
The booklet is divided into the following sections:
- What is diabetes?
- Types of diabetes
- Diagnosis of diabetes
- Symptoms of diabetes
- Risk factors of diabetes
- Complications of uncontrolled diabetes
- Management of diabetes
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.
These nutrition resources for consumers and health professionals help Latinos increase their awareness on how to improve and maintain their health through traditional foods and living active lifestyles. This tool provides various educational materials, including handouts and presentations. All documents are available in English and Spanish.
This interactive calculator is designed for use by health professionals and patients. It estimates the risk of developing colorectal cancer for non-Hispanic white men and women ages 50 to 85 during the next 5-year and 10-year period up to age 90. The risk calculator uses the respondent’s answers about risk and preventive factors to calculate that person’s absolute risk for developing colorectal cancer for a specific time period.
Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) provide primary health care in rural Alaska villages as the first link in the Alaska Tribal Health System. The Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) consists of a network of approximately 550 CHA/Ps in over 170 rural Alaska villages. The documents, forms, and materials in the library are used by CHA/Ps in the Alaska program for training and while in the field.
- ARC—Academic Review Committee
This report describes the Decreasing Disparities Strategy Workgroup's development of a learning network project that included interventions and needs assessments at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population.
The report includes:
- Project description
- Structure of the learning network
- Evaluation design
- Self-management training for Montgomery County Primary Care Coalition clinics
This tool can be used by health care providers, including hospitals and clinics, to conduct organizational assessments of their cultural competence. It is particularly useful for services involving racially and ethnically diverse populations. The protocol’s questions are organized according to the four cornerstones of cultural competence:
- A health care organization’s relationship with its community
- The administration and management’s relationship with staff...
The EthnoMed Web site provides medical and cultural information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle (or the United States in general). The site is designed to be used in clinics by care providers before seeing a patient.
The site includes the following information:
- Cross-cultural health:
- Clinical topics
- Community House Calls program
This series of four animated children's books promotes diabetes education and encourages a return to traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. While the characters and books were originally designed to provide culturally based information for Native American children in kindergarten through fourth grade, the series may appeal to children and parents of all cultures.
The series of videos includes:
- Through the Eyes of the Eagle (tells children...
The following materials from the Chinese Women’s Health Project were used to decrease the incidence of invasive cervical cancer among Chinese women by increasing the frequency and regularity of Pap testing. The project consisted of two interventions to promote cervical cancer screening among Chinese American and Canadian women—an outreach worker-based intervention and a direct mail intervention. The following materials used for this project are available to download: