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Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Reclaiming What is Sacred: Addressing Harm to Indigenous Elders and Developing a Tribal Response to Abuse in Later Life
Presents strategies and information for preventing elder abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Discusses the prevalence of elder abuse, as well as cultural considerations for prevention policies and programs.
Additional links: Tools, Webinar Recording
Author(s): Lauren J. Litton, Victoria Ybanez
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
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Toolkit: Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Between Tribes and Counties for Emergency Management
Contains checklists, templates, case studies, resources for educational training, laws and policies for emergency management, and cultural resources. Developed at the request of California tribal and county representatives, though most of the materials have national scope.
Author(s): Maureen A. Wimsatt, Michael Mudgett, Cassandra Call, Al Hernandez-Santana, Kathleen Greer
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc., California Tribal Epidemiology Center
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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.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 17, 105
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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A Community-Developed, Culturally-Based Palliative Care Program for African American and White Rural Elders with a Life-Limiting Illness: A Program By The Community for the Community
Describes the development of a culturally-based palliative care program in Beaufort, South Carolina. Discusses different preferences for care between African American and White focus group participants, such as the involvement of family members and the role of hospice and palliative care.
Author(s): Ronit Elk
Citation: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 7(1), 36-40
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Mental Health Disparities: American Indians and Alaska Natives
Details the mental health disparities that exist among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Discusses barriers to care, service utilization, and cultural beliefs.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Psychiatric Association
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Decolonizing Knowledge Development in Health Research Cultural Safety Through the Lens of Hawaiian Homestead Residents
Highlights a study on the concept of cultural safety as a means of conducting effective health research within Native Hawaiian communities. Focuses on practices that facilitate cross-cultural respect and understanding.
Author(s): Lana Sue I. Ka'opua, Suresh Tamang, Adrienne Dillard, B. Puni Kekauoha
Citation: Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 5(2), 20-42
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Considering Culture: Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color
Examines how culture impacts the effectiveness of evidence-based practices in communities of color, suggests how efficacy may be improved, and presents case studies of successful evidence-based programs for children of color. Discusses the Strong African American Families (SAAF) program in Georgia and 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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Nurse-Designed Care Models and Culture of Health: Review of Three Case Studies
Presents findings from three studies, examining how each aligns with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's vision of a culture of health, describing barriers and facilitators faced by the models, and noting what communities can learn in order to more clearly define roles and health sector contributions to a culture of health. Includes an examination of the INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament intervention as observed in a rural Appalachian county.
Author(s): Grant R. Martsolf, Diana J. Mason, Jennifer Sloan, Cheryl G. Sullivan, Antonia M. Villarruel
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Rural Grant Evaluation Report: Journeys Home Home Visiting Project
Report evaluating home-based domestic abuse and sexual violence advocacy programs supported by a Vermont rural grant funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Describes the project's response to issues of cultural competency and access to survivor-centered advocacy and its emphasis on strengthening relationships between rural caregivers and children affected by violence and abuse. Presents statistical data from program-wide surveys of adult clients, children of clients, and Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence staff members along with qualitative data from four participant interviews.
Author(s): Emily F. Rothman, Amy Torchia
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
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