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Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Community Collaboration During COVID-19: Reaching Hmong and Latino Residents in a Rural Setting
Describes how local and state organizations collaborated to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in Hmong and Latino populations in rural north central Wisconsin. Discusses the recruitment and training of community liaisons, the impact of the project, and lessons learned.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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American Indian Addendum for the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices
Highlights suicide prevention guidance for primary care providers in tribal communities. Accompanies the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and provides information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Includes risk assessment and intervention information on suicide prevention strategies in tribal settings.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
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Health Equity, Indigenous Populations, History, Culture, Policy and Science with Donald Warne
Video recording of an interview with Dr. Donald Warne discusses health disparities in Indian Country historically and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights the need for more Native American providers and how healthcare policy affects the health outcomes of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Reede Scholars
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Wabanaki Public Health Serves Native People, Community, and Culture During COVID-19 Crisis
Features a Maine public health agency that serves five tribal communities and has used federal funding to address a wide range of health issues, including responding to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses initiatives focused on food access, support for elders, and substance use treatment.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Contact Tracing: Training New Workers and Connecting with Rural Residents
Discusses the role contact tracing plays in preventing further spread of the coronavirus in rural communities. Highlights an IHS hospital in Arizona and its in-person contact tracing initiative. Also covers contact tracing training strategies, featuring the work of Alaska's AHEC program, a center for public health in Washington, and a national public health foundation.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Development of a Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) Program for Rural Latina Breast Cancer Patients: Proyecto Mariposa - Application of Intervention Mapping
Investigates the use of Intervention Mapping (IM) in developing Proyecto Mariposa, a comprehensive Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) program focused on helping Latina breast cancer survivors in a rural U.S.–Mexico border area. Lists steps and activities implemented during SCP program development and describes personal and environmental determinants that can affect SCP use.
Author(s): Eunjeong Ko, María Luisa Zúñiga, Susan I. Woodruff, Yolanda Serra-Martinez, Veronica Cardenas
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(16), 5784
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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Rigorous Evaluation in Tribal MIECHV: A Series of Briefs
Discusses the process of developing an evaluation program for Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program grantees. Highlights evaluation challenges, methods for meeting evaluation requirements, and engaging tribal communities, among other issues, in a series of 5 briefs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
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Native American Youth: Agencies Incorporated Almost All Leading Practices When Assessing Grant Programs That Could Prevent or Address Delinquency
Examines federal financial assistance programs that could prevent or address juvenile delinquency in tribal communities, including 25 programs through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Highlights substance misuse and mental health issues as risk factors to juvenile delinquency and discusses federal and tribal-operated Youth Regional Treatment Centers. Explores how federal agencies incorporated best practices into the performance measurement and program evaluation of the grant programs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Living and Learning Through COVID-19 - Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
Profiles how two CAHs in rural Lincoln County, Oregon, prepared for and responded to a COVID-19 outbreak. Discusses steps taken to address staffing, supply chain, and cultural awareness challenges that emerged during the pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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US Public Health Response to COVID-19 and Chronic Disease: Continuing the Commitment to Improve Population Health
Special supplement comprising peer-reviewed articles related to different communities' responses to COVID-19 and other pandemics. Includes commentaries on cultural matters, use of telehealth and other types of technology, and methods of serving specific populations.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
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