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Genetic Counseling Cultural and Linguistic Competence Toolkit 01/18/11

The Genetic Counseling Cultural and Linguistic Competence Toolkit (GCCCT) is a resource portal that provides information for genetic counselors, genetic counseling training programs and students, health care providers, and members of the general public. Its purpose is to improve the delivery of culturally responsive, client-centered genetic counseling to diverse populations and to reduce health disparities.

The toolkit contains a variety of materials, including:

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Barriers to Care Map 01/17/11

This Web site contains materials from a poster presentation about barriers to care that was presented at the Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Downloadable materials include:

  • A poster that presents the concept of barriers to health care from the patient’s point of view, depicting the various system interface points at which patients can encounter barriers, with examples and suggestions for eliminating each barrier
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The Cultural Competence Self-Assessment Protocol for Health Care Organizations and Systems 10/01/08

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...
Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist For Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Individuals and Families Affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Other Infant Death (SIDS/ID) 12/17/07

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence when working with individuals and families affected by sudden infant death syndrome and other infant death. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of practices that foster such an environment.

This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:

  • Physical environment, materials, and...
Improving Cultural Competency in Children's Health Care: Expanding Perspectives 12/17/07

This tool addresses disparities in children’s health care in an attempt to advance the ability of organizations to provide culturally competent care.

The Cultural Competency Change Package presented in this report proposes strategies for change in each of the following six components in order to achieve culturally competent care:

  • Community resources
  • Health systems
  • Family and self-management support
  • Delivery system design
  • Decision support
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Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings 12/17/07

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity, cultural competence, and linguistic competence in early childhood settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of practices that foster such an environment.

This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:

  • Physical environment, materials, and resources
  • Communication styles
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The National Women's Health Information Center--"womenshealth.gov" 12/17/07

The National Women’s Heath Information Center (NWHIC) provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women’s health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other Federal agencies, and private sector organizations.

The Web site includes the following major sections:

  • About womenshealth.gov
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Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Disabilities and Special Health Needs and Their Families 12/17/07

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence when working with children with disabilities and special health needs and their families. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.

This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:

  • Physical environment, materials, and resources...
Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies and Practices 12/17/07

The purpose of this report is to synthesize findings regarding the concepts, policies, and teaching practices with respect to culturally competent health care. The information prescribed provides family physicians with a context and rationale for cultural competence; information specifically relating to the three main culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) themes—culturally competent care, language access services, and organizational supports—and information related to...

Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Primary Health Care Services 12/17/07

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural and linguistic cultural competence in health, mental health, and human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices that foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual or practitioner level.

This checklist can be used to assess cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas:

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