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News by Topic: Cultural competency

Feb 25, 2020 - Native Hawaiian men have the highest death rate from colon cancer in the state, discusses how culturally grounded approaches can improve their health and address this disparity. Provides an overview of a study, which held peer-led interventions where the men could discuss their health and learn the benefits of living healthy traditional Hawaiian lifestyles.
Source: University of Hawaii News
Feb 21, 2020 - Washington State University (WSU) announced it will create a Center for Native American Health on its Spokane campus to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives in health education. Includes information on other WSU programs aimed at increasing Native representation, such as their admissions workshops and summer programs for medical school applicants.
Source: Washington State University
Feb 13, 2020 - Addresses health disparities between Native Hawaiians and other groups in the state and highlights farms on Oahu that produce organic vegetables to increase access to healthy foods. Describes the importance of implementing culturally competent programs to improve public health.
Source: The Groundtruth Project
Feb 12, 2020 - Features Northern Light Health, an integrated health system in rural Maine that is embracing diversity in its workforce to address healthcare worker shortages and create a more welcoming and inclusive environment. Describes the importance of engaging and partnering with the community to improve healthcare quality in rural areas.
Source: American Hospital Association
Feb 4, 2020 - A new Center for Indigenous Cancer Research will open at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York to address cancer health disparities in Indigenous communities. The center will work with partners across North America, hosting educational events and health screenings, conducting research, and developing action plans.
Source: Roswell Park