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Culturally Appropriate Health Care
African American Health
THE ROADMAP TO REDUCE DISPARITIES The Roadmap to Reduce Disparities is a guide for healthcare organizations to improve minority health and foster equity. It draws upon lessons learned from the results of Finding Answers’ 33 grantee projects, as well as the unique implementation challenges experienced at each site, and the results of 11 systematic reviews of the disparities-reduction literature. The Roadmap’s six-step framework provides guidance for incorporating disparities-reduction efforts into the quality improvement efforts of health care organizations. It is designed so that various components of an equity-focused quality improvement agenda can be developed and implemented separately, simultaneously, or maintained throughout. By following the Roadmap, healthcare professionals are guided through a standardized process to address equity, even though the causes of disparities may vary across regions or patient populations. The Roadmap’s recommended processes allow organizations to ensure a comprehensive systematic process that is tailored to the unique challenges of an organization’s patient population….”
Be Safe: A Cultural Competency Model for African Americans “The National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC) has developed this model for cultural competency that integrates its important features with issues unique to the lives and culture of HIV-infected” African-American individuals.
Behind Mental Health Stigmas In Black Communities: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder has focused attention on the shame that sometimes accompanies mental health diagnoses in the African-American community. Psychiatrist William Lawson joins NPR's John Donvan to discuss why such a stigma exist
Cultural competence and the African American Experience with Health Care Cultural competence and the African American Experience with Health Care
Cultural Diversity: Eating in America, African American "This article describes African-American food habits and their relationship to dietary guidelines."
Culture or Disorder? African American Children Identified as Having Behavioral/Emotional Disorders in Special "The study was designed to examine coping styles enacted in special education classes that demonstrate African American cultural norms, to describe teacher perception of those behaviors, and to discuss the possible impact on academic success."
Differences in Cultural Beliefs and Values Among African American and European American Men With Prostate Cancer "Although cultural values are increasingly being recognized as important determinants of psychological and behavioral outcomes following cancer diagnosis and treatment, empirical data are not available on cultural values among men. This study evaluated differences in cultural values related to religiosity, temporal orientation, and collectivism among African American and European American men."
Food Choice and Obesity in Black America: Creating a New Cultural Diet This presentation covers sociocultural issues associated with food choice and obesity in African-Americans, such as body image preferences, food preferences, exercise and fitness preferences.
Giving Voices to the Voiceless: Language Barriers & Health Access Issues of Black Immigrants of African Descent This report was conceived by Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (SHIRE) as an initial step toward identifying language and cultural issues that impede access to health care among immigrants of African descent in California. The anecdotal nature and the range of the responses to SHIRE’s surveys, focus groups, and random interviews indicate that this population has been systemically marginalized within the health care system. The near total absence of reliable disaggregated data, the lack of a body of research focused on African immigrants, and the complete absence of policy analysis regarding access to health care for African immigrants, are the principal noteworthy findings from this effort.
Integrating Culture Into Health Information for African American Women "This article (a) describes and compares different communication strategies and message tactics for integrating culture into health information; (b) examines in detail the process and impact of tailoring cancer prevention and screening information to African American women based on their individual levels of religiosity, collectivism, racial pride, and time orientation; and (c) critically analyzes data from a cultural tailoring study to illustrate pros and cons of customizing health information to the cultural characteristics of a population subgroup versus different individuals within that group."

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