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Resources by Topic: Cultural competency

Living and Learning Through COVID-19 - Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
Profiles how two CAHs in rural Lincoln County, Oregon, prepared for and responded to a COVID-19 outbreak. Discusses steps taken to address staffing, supply chain, and cultural awareness challenges that emerged during the pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Elder Abuse and Grandparent Abuse
Presentation slides from the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative on elder abuse and grandparents raising grandchildren in Native American communities. Describes spiritual, cultural, and language considerations for responding to cases of abuse or neglect, including specific ways that hospitals can meet the needs of abused Native American elders. Offers census data on households in which grandparents raise grandchildren, including age and income characteristics and factors leading to grandparents caring for grandchildren. Includes a document outlining the needs and capacity of grandparents to take on a custodial role for children.
Additional links: Grandparent Preparedness Checklist
Author(s): Jacqueline Gray
Date: 07/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy: Accelerating Progress Towards Reducing COVID-19 Disparities and Achieving Health Equity
Provides an overview of the CDC strategy to improve health outcomes for populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including people living in rural and frontier areas, racial and ethnic minorities, and other populations. Describes four priorities: expanding the evidence base; addressing testing, contact tracing, isolation, healthcare, and recovery; supporting essential and frontline workers to prevent transmission of COVID-19; and developing an inclusive workforce to address the diverse U.S. population.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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US Public Health Response to COVID-19 and Chronic Disease: Continuing the Commitment to Improve Population Health
Special supplement comprising peer reviewed articles related to different communities' responses to COVID-19 and other pandemics. Includes commentaries on cultural matters, use of telehealth and other types of technology, and methods of serving specific populations.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
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Advance Care Planning: New Realities in Times of COVID-19
Examines the challenges of advance care planning, planning for decision-making in times of medical crisis, due to COVID-19. Shares insights from clinicians and others involved in helping rural patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Privacy, Confidentiality and Privileged Communications: Keystones to Safety - A Guidebook for Advocates and Survivors of Battering or Domestic Violence in Native Communities
Provides guidance and best practices for programs providing shelter or advocacy for Native American women who have been the victim of domestic violence. Defines privacy and confidentiality and discusses implementation of privacy and confidentiality policies.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
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Advancing Rural Health: Nursing Education, Policy, and Practice
Recording of a presentation on June 17, 2020, featuring discussion on educational and policy-related nursing practices necessary for providing socially and culturally appropriate healthcare to individuals in rural areas. Presented at the 2020 National Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Integrating Culture and History to Promote Health and Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Traditional Foods Have Become a Way to Talk About Health
Reports on the implementation of the Traditional Foods Project (TFP), a community-based intervention to promote access to and integration of traditional foods, physical activities, and social support in culturally and geographically diverse American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Author(s): Lemyra DeBruyn, Lynne Fullerton, Dawn Satterfield, Melinda Frank
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Access to Autism Spectrum Disorder Services for Rural Appalachian Citizens
Summarizes the challenges of accessibility and affordability faced by residents of rural southwest Virginia as they seek services for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Highlights the effects of extreme poverty and the need for cultural sensitivity among service providers. Offers suggestions for policymakers and features demographic statistics on caregivers and providers.
Author(s): Angela Scarpa, Laura S. Jensen, Denis Gracanin, Sharon L. Ramey, Angela V. Dahiya
Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 2(1), 25-40
Date: 2020
Type: Document
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SOAR for Native Communities
Training module designed to help people serving indigenous populations to understand human trafficking and its impact on American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Includes resources relevant to indigenous populations and supports professionals in building trauma-informed and culturally appropriate interventions. Content is free with account creation.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
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