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Resources by Topic: Cultural competency

Reshaping the Journey: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine
Summarizes best practices and results of successful programs to be used as models for developing programs that can be used to help raise the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI-AN) medical school graduates. Includes statistics on AI-AN medical school applicants by undergraduate institution and by state, and AI-AN medical school graduates by medical school.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of American Indian Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges
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Late Life Domestic Violence: No Such Thing as “Maturing Out” of Elder Abuse
Focuses on elder abuse, with information on prevalence, screening, costs, and legal issues. Also features work being done in indigenous populations to address elder abuse.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Do’s and Don’ts for Health Providers
Discusses the role rural healthcare providers can play in screening for and helping address domestic violence (DV) and interpersonal violence (IPV). Features a Kentucky physician assistant educator, universal screening at an Oregon Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and insights from a Missouri orthopedic trauma surgeon and a national DV/IPV technical assistance provider.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Cultural Sensitivity
Details several models for culturally competent tribal nursing homes and the measures the facilities implemented to provide appropriate care for American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Discusses some initiatives implemented, such as hiring a cultural liaison to coordinate traditional activities and providing person-centered care.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Healthy Children, Healthy Nations: Charting Pathways on Early Childhood Development and Nutrition for Minnesota's Native Children
Report discusses the health of Native American children in Minnesota. Features state and national data about Native American children's health, as well as interventions in children's nutrition, early childhood development, and childhood trauma.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Better Way Foundation, Center for Indian Country Development, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Seeds of Native Health
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Implementing a Home Visiting Model in Tribal Communities: Takeaways from the HomVEE Tribal Review
Presents findings on the implementation and effectiveness of a home visiting program in tribal communities. Draws findings from the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's review of research on home visiting in tribal communities. Features sample strategies from reviewed studies.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Mathematica Policy Research, The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
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Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Features a report on suicide prevention strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Presents case studies from different tribal communities and supporting resources for each strategy discussed.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Benefits for African American and White Low-Income 7–10-year-old Children and Their Parents Taught Together in a Community-Based Weight Management Program in the Rural Southeastern United States
Examines if African American and white children and adults from two rural North Carolina counties benefited equally from a community-based weight management intervention. Covers statistics by demographic characteristics, race and marital status, employment, occupation, income, and more.
Author(s): Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Reuben Adatorwovor
Citation: BMC Public Health, 18, 1107
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Indigenous Agricultural Workers
Highlights a report on indigenous agricultural workers from Central and South America. Details demographic, historical, and health information, among other factors.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit
Highlights a 5 section toolkit that outlines the development of a tribal elder protection team. Details the roles of team members, guides to the development of tribal elder abuse codes, and provides cultural sensitivity resources, among other things.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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