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News by Topic: Cultural competency

Nov 12, 2019 - Highlights three programs that are leveraging community health workers in order to increase healthcare access for rural Americans. These programs exhibit similar practices to maintaining their success such as promoting personal connections with patients and building relationships with their communities and other healthcare organizations.
Source: Health Payer Intelligence
Oct 30, 2019 - Addresses the importance of making health information accessible and inclusive to ensure everyone has the ability to make informed decisions about their health. Includes resources for patients, providers, and organizations that want to promote health literacy.
Source: Indian Health Service
Oct 7, 2019 - Highlights a cultural sensitivity training held in Maine to help public safety and healthcare professionals understand Native American cultural practices. Addresses common misconceptions and ways in which Native American practices differ to non-natives.
Source: Bangor Daily News
Sep 26, 2019 - Features a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in rural Kansas that recruits graduates trained in obstetrics by offering student loan forgiveness and time off to serve internationally. Highlights how providers have embraced the community's diverse culture and built trust with their patients.
Source: American Hospital Association