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Resources by Topic: Cultural competency

Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 2: Lessons Learned about Implementation and Evaluation
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different implementation and evaluation strategies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Armando Yanez, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 1: Evidence of Effectiveness
Reports on the Home Visiting Evidence and Effectiveness (HomVEE) project's tribal review, which assess the effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. Analyzes different studies of home visiting models designed to accommodate American Indian and Alaska Native cultural practices and family structures.
Author(s): Andrea Mraz Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, Steven Malick, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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As the South Grows: Strong Roots
Explores the connection between community-driven economic development and equity in the South, particularly in the Lowcountry and Coal Country. Focuses on promoting systemic, long-term economic change in the South through culturally sensitive, locally controlled philanthropic investments.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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Providing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Behavioral Health Services to Diverse Populations in Rural Communities
Recorded webinar of a live interview with a system of care community providing culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services in a rural community. Identifies strategies to integrate culturally and linguistically competence into the delivery of behavioral health services in rural communities.
Additional links: Download Video Recording
Author(s): LaRae Parker
Date: 05/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Behavioral Health Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families
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Tribal Nursing Homes: Best Practices for Patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Details a report on tribal nursing homes' best practices for treatment of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Discusses cultural considerations and risk factors in caring for Native American elders. Includes related organizations, resources, and webinars.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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OPREVENT2: Design of a Multi-institutional Intervention for Obesity Control and Prevention for American Indian Adults
Presents a study of a multi-level, multi-component (MLMC) intervention designed to control and prevent obesity in American Indian communities. Analyzes data based on intervention type. process evaluation measure, and impact/outcome measure.
Author(s): Joel Gittelsohn, Brittany Jock, Leslie Redmond, et al.
Location: BMC Public Health, 17, 105
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Considering Culture: Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color
A case study examining how culture impacts the effectiveness of evidence-based practices in communities of color, suggestions for how that efficacy may be improved, and options beyond the traditional programs that are proving to be valuable for the children in those communities. A specific discussion (pages 6-7) of the Strong African American Families (SAAF) program in Georgia gives a rural perspective to the issue.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
Highlights approaches for providing effective services and addressing behavioral health disparities. Directed toward clinicians, substance abuse counselors, program coordinators, educators, community group leaders, policy makers and staff, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. Includes descriptions of sample programs.
Author(s): Kevin L. Nadal, Ford Kuramoto, Patrick Lin
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Ethnic Identity Attachment and Motivation for Weight Loss and Exercise Among Rural, Overweight, African-American Women
Results of a survey and assessment of overweight African American women in the South about their motivation for weight loss and exercise as it connects to ethnicity and rurality. Includes a discussion of racial identity, rural influence, and chronic disease diagnosis.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, Sydney McClendon, Wilburn Peacock, Marisol Caro
Location: Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health, 9(Suppl 1), 95-101
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary
Report of a roundtable workshop held in New Mexico that brought together leaders from a wide range of fields, including those in Native American healthcare, to address the need for greater visibility for the health disparities faced by tribal and indigenous populations, how to develop programs to address those disparities, and how to encourage support for Native American leaders to advance those programs. This workshop specifically focused on Native American youth, addressing such topics as suicide, the importance of grandparents in the lives and care of children, and the cultural resiliency of Native Americans to overcome trauma and disparities.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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