New Issue Focuses on
Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Education
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the August 14 issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange (http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov).
- The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health care and education to specific target populations. The programs include one that delivered a community-based, culturally tailored education program to low-income, predominantly elderly Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes to improve self-management; another that increased awareness of, attitudes about, and willingness to accept hospice services in a local Hispanic community; and a third that provided culturally sensitive mental health screening for arriving refugees.
- The featured QualityTools include a cancer education tool geared toward Asians and Pacific Islanders, a screener to help assess the emotional distress of refugees, and a toolkit to help mental health clinicians and agency administrators evaluate evidence-based practices for possible modification for cultural groups..
- To access more innovation profiles, tools, and resources related to culturally appropriate health care on the Innovations Exchange Web site, go to http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/innovations_qualitytools.aspx?categoryID=54551,63451&taxonomyID=54558,46058. For resources and information related to cultural and linguistic competence, visit http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/CulturalCompetence.aspx.
- Featured VideoView the first video in the new series Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, featuring innovator Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN, discussing a policy innovation that improved health for children with asthma in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. The video is available at http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/videos.aspx.
Events and Podcasts:
- Join us on Twitter Tuesday, September 10, at 3 pm ET for a live TweetChat with Dr. Victoria Rogers, Director of the Kids CO-OP at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. We will discuss how the Let’s Go! program has slowed the increase of childhood obesity in Maine and can be adapted by other providers in different settings. For more information, visit http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/webevents/index.aspx?id=56.
- Join us on Wednesday, September 18, from 1 – 2 pm ET for a Web event titled Using the Innovations Exchange To Develop Health Professional Competencies. This event will provide an in-depth dialogue to explore how the Innovations Exchange’s rich collection of novel health care practices and tools is being used to develop competencies for nurses and interdisciplinary teams. For more information and to register, visit http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/webevents/index.aspx?id=57.
- Thank you for joining us for the August 7 Web event titled Clinical–Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation. A transcript and materials are now available on the Event Page http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/webevents/index.aspx?id=55.
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