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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Teaching Self-sufficiency for Rural Practice
Discusses educational programs that address the unique challenges rural psychologists encounter on the job, including practicing in a local culture, working as a generalist, and dealing with the added financial concerns.
Author(s): Karen Kersting
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6), 60
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity — A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Provides comprehensive coverage of issues relevant to the mental health of racial and ethnic minorities. Includes some information specific to rural areas.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Infectious Diseases (ID) Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for healthcare providers to enhance their capacity to treat complex health conditions in underserved communities. Current project aims to assist healthcare workers in identifying COVID-19 health disparities, developing targeted strategies to mitigate those disparities, and implementing quality improvement projects to promote health equity and cultural sensitivity.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center
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E-learning Program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
Presents a 5-hour on demand e-learning program to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. The program is accredited for contact hours for many behavioral health professionals.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Lists a number of resources pertaining to American Indian and Alaska Native health and healthcare. Features statistics and research, journal articles, and information about health screenings, clinical trials, and other issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Culture Care Connection: Rural Minnesotans
Provides information and data to help healthcare providers recognize and understand the importance of culture when providing healthcare to populations living in rural Minnesota. Discusses population characteristics, health disparities, social determinants of health, social diversity, diet, medical care, mental health, and leading causes of death in rural areas of the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Indian Health Service - Fact Sheets
Lists fact sheets pertaining to the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and tribal communities. Fact sheets outline various issues affecting the health of Native communities, as well as providing general information about IHS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Tribal Health
Outlines the work done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in supporting health and chronic disease prevention for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Trauma and Person-Centered Care
Highlights a report on trauma and person-centered care practices of three tribal nursing homes in Nebraska, Alaska, and South Dakota. Discusses best practices for caring for patients dealing with the repercussions of elder and child abuse, sexual assault, and historical trauma, among other traumatic experiences.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Tribal Nursing Homes: Review of Resources: Caring for Adults with Disabilities
Features a report on long-term care facilities operated by tribal nations and American Indian and Alaska Native organizations and focuses on caring for Native American adults with disabilities. Presents interviews done with the leadership of long-term care facilities in three different tribal communities.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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