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Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Compliance Review Initiative: Advancing Effective Communication in Critical Access Hospitals
Describes a communication initiative so that limited English proficient individuals can effectively participate in healthcare services at Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Adapting School-Based Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Through Cultural Grounding: A Review and Exemplar of Adaptation Processes for Rural Schools
Describes the process that program designers used to adapt the urban evidence-based keepin' it REAL substance use prevention curriculum for use in rural schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Author(s): Margaret Colby, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(1-2), 190-205
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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HPV Vaccination Among Young Adult Women: A Perspective From Appalachian Kentucky
Addresses rural women's reasons for declining the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine or failing to complete the 3-dose regimen. Includes data from telephone interviews with 17 women aged 18-26.
Author(s): Laurel A. Mills, Katharine J. Head, Robin C. Vanderpool
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development
Identifies strategies that tribal areas, rural communities, suburbs and cities can use to build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive communities. Strategies involve culture, public health, infrastructure, economics, housing, transportation, and schools.
Author(s): Megan McConville, Heather Case, Susan Conbere, et al.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Arizona Health Equity Stakeholder Strategies
A report from the Arizona Health Disparities Center (AHDC) to address the existence and root causes of health disparities in the state and to develop strategies to overcome them. Discusses issues in rural areas such as access, limited transportation, and the need for incentives to encourage workforce placement.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Addressing Rural Health Disparities Through Policy Change in the Stroke Belt
Examines the feasibility and acceptability of 24 Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO) strategies based on local culture, infrastructure, funding, and community support by surveying and interviewing residents from rural Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Tosha W. Smith, Linden Maya Thayer, et al.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(6), 503-510
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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The Development of Videos in Culturally Grounded Drug Prevention for Rural Native Hawaiian Youth
Provides an overview of adapting and validating narrative scripts to be used in videos as part of a culturally grounded drug prevention program for rural indigenous youth.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Susana Helm, Latoya L. McClain, Ay-Laina Dinson
Citation: Journal of Primary Prevention, 33(5-6), 259-269
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Continuing Education Training Focused on the Development of Behavioral Telehealth Competencies in Behavioral Healthcare Providers
Examines the impact of a Behavioral Telehealth Ethical Competencies Training Program on the development of behavioral telehealth competency by 16 behavioral health providers. Explores the 14 behavioral telehealth competencies using video vignettes and self-reported competence surveys to determine the effectiveness of the training program.
Author(s): Valerie Gifford, Britton Niles, Inna Rivkin, Catherine Koverola, Jodi Polaha
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(4), 2108
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Culture as a Social Determinant of Health
Describes the role that culture plays in health for Native Americans. Discusses the importance of cultural competence for healthcare providers, and includes recommendations for healthcare providers and policymakers.
Author(s): James Knibb-Lamouche
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Priorities for Action in a Rural Older Adults Study
Discusses a study based on interviews with older rural adults in the southern border region of New Mexico regarding their experiences with health disparities while aging in a rural area. Analyzes data on prescription medication affordability, transportation, and assisted living, as well as cultural, linguistic, and economic barriers to access.
Author(s): Jennifer B. Averill
Citation: Family and Community Health, 35(4), 358-372
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
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