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Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

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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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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LTSS Videos
Features videos discussing successful strategies and program examples for long-term services and support in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Presents interviews from tribal health experts, elders, and caregivers, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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WIN Pacesetter Story: Thunder Valley CDC
Highlights Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC), an organization working to improve health, culture, and the environment on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Discusses activities underway to address housing needs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Commons
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