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Conducting a Cultural Competence Self-Assessment Self-assessment for health practitioners developed at the request of the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care. Assesses both organizational and individual cultural competence in six domains: Values and Belief Systems, Cultural Aspects of Epidemiology, Clinical Decision-Making, Life Cycle Events, Cross-Cultural Communication, and empowerment/Health Management.
The Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CCHPA) Self-assessment for health practitioners developed at the request of the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care. Assesses both organizational and individual cultural competence in six domains: Values and Belief Systems, Cultural Aspects of Epidemiology, Clinical Decision-Making, Life Cycle Events, Cross-Cultural Communication, and empowerment/Health Management.
Culture, Collaboration, and Capacity: A Call to a Healthier Community A model of a Hispanic Needs Assessment, this report “seeks to examine the health status and health needs of the Latino population, as well as determine what the health care provider community requires in order to improve the capability of local organizations and agencies to address Latino health needs. In addition to reporting on the results of the survey and key informant interviews, the report analyzes the data and provides recommendations for capacity building, grantmaking, and policy improvement opportunities. This report is designed to determine optimal methods of building the infrastructure necessary to serve diverse populations, with an eye on the needs of the Ventura County Latino community.”
Developing a Self-Assessment Tool for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Local Public Health Agencies This report presents the results of the project Developing a Self-Assessment Tool for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Local Public Health Agencies, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH). The project’s objective was to construct an organizational self-assessment tool for Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) that offers sound measures of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS)
NICHQ Improving Cultural Competency in Children’s Health Care Assessment Working with the California Endowment, National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) is developing a structured process to translate the abstract knowledge in the field of cultural competency into a package that can be used to drive change in clinical practice first in California and then throughout the nation.
Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Primary Health Care Services This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural and linguistic cultural competence in health and human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values and practices which foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual or practitioner level.
Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish-speaking Adults (SAHLSA-50) The Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish-speaking Adults (SAHLSA) is a health literacy test for the Spanish-speaking population. Its development is validated in the PubMed abstract, with a more comprehensive explanation presented in the Academy Health PowerPoint.
PowerPointDevelopment of an Easy-to-Use Spanish Health Literacy Assessment Tool
Tools to Address Disparities in Health: Data as Building Blocks for Change - A Data Collection Toolkit for Health Insurance Plans/Health Care Organizations America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) toolkit developed to expand the general knowledge about the issues surrounding data collection and its potential impact for identifying disparities and measuring quality improvement. This document not only provides a rationale for the importance of collecting and analyzing data on race, ethnicity, and primary language, but also described how to do so and gives examples of innovative strategies and models being implemented by health insurance plans.
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