Human Services

Improving Cultural Competence: A Treatment Improvement Protocol

Report Author: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Improving Cultural Competence: A Treatment Improvement Protocol

With a mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness, SAMSHA produces Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) to provide evidence-based and best practice guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payers.

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Other

Implementing CLAS Standards and Improving Cultural Competency and Language Access: A Practical Toolkit

Report Author: 
Arizona Health Disparities Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Implementing CLAS Standards and Improving Cultural Competency and Language Access: A Practical Toolkit

Implementing CLAS standards and improving cultural competency and language access is designed to promote use of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Ap

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Other

The Affordable Care Act & Mixed-Status Families: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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National Immigration Law Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Oct

The Affordable Care Act & Mixed-Status Families: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

National Immigration Law Center answers sixteen FAQs about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects mixed-status families in the U.S.

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Other

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience among Young Children of Immigrants

Report Author: 
Jennifer Van Hook, Nancy Landale, & Marianne Hillemeier
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jul

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience among Young Children of Immigrants

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health was written for a health policy symposium convened by MPI in January of 2013. The goal of the symposium was to frame the major policy and practice issues affecting children, birth through age 10, with immigrant parents.

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Migration Policy Institute

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health

Report Author: 
Tiffany L. Green
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Sep

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health challenges earlier research suggesting "superior" birth outcomes among immigrant mothers when compared to their native born counterparts. Most immigrant birth-outcome studies were based on data derived primarily from Mexican immigrant mothers.

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Migration Policy Institute

Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation

Report Author: 
Pyo Lee, Erica Sibley, Todd Tolin and Sarah Vader Woud
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation reviews almost 1,000 cases of forced or coerced medical repatriation, defined as the decision of a hospital to return a critically injured or ill immigrant patient back to his/her native country without consent. Often, the quality of care available to these patients is inferior, family members and support networks are missing, and patients suffer and die.

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Seton Hall University School of Law

Promoting Appropriate Use of Physicians' Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care: Recommendations for policymakers, organizations and clinicians

Report Author: 
Marsha Regenstein, Ellie Andres and Matthew Wynia
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Produced by the Commission to End Health Care Disparities, an umbrella group consisting of more than 70 state and specialty medical societies, Promoting Appropriate Use of Physicians' Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care seeks to improve the quality of communication and care given by bilingual physicians, who may have varying levels of ability in one or more non-English languages.

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Other

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants

Report Author: 
New York Immigration Coalition, Empire Justice Center and NYS Health Foundation
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants contains a set of recommendations on how New York can maximize the inclusion of immigrants in health care reform. The authors also devote special attention to immigrants left out of federal reform. The paper is divided into five major sections: eligibility of non-citizens to participate in New York's Health Benefit Exchange; documentation and verification requirements; marketing and outreach to immigrant communities; community input and monitoring; and maintaining safety net services for the residual uninsured population.

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Other

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care

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Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

First developed by OMH in 2000, the national CLAS Standards have been widely circulated and implemented. In 2010, OMH launched a project to update the Standards to reflect growth in the field of cultural competency and increasing diversity in the nation. The new Standards emerged out of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders and experts, many of whom recommended clarification as to the Standards' intention, terminology and implementation strategies.

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Other

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Primer

Report Author: 
Monica McCann, Olivia Carter-Pokras, Bonnie Braun and Carlessia A. Hussein
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

In 2012, Maryland enacted a law requiring attention to cultural competency and health literacy in the curricula of health profession degree programs. Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Primer is intended to help health educators, students, and practicing health professionals learn how to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes through culturally-sensitive and effective communication with patients across the various health disciplines.

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