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Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

We Are All in This Together: Rurality, Social Cohesion, and COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors
Examines how social cohesion, rurality, and individual behaviors to prevent COVID-19 are related. Analyzes 2,926 participant survey responses in 2021 according to COVID-19 experiences and attitudes, social distancing behaviors, and tendencies to remain home while sick, with data broken down by demographic variables such as rural versus urban, age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and marriage status. Discusses the importance of understanding rural culture and behaviors when communicating public health strategies.
Author(s): Radhika Sood, Juliette Entenman, Erin Kitt-Lewis, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health, 40(1), 154-161
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
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Promoting Health Literacy through Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Recording of a June 8, 2023, conference session on health literacy and culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Conference. Features a presentation from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences on the Targeted Rural Health Education Project, in which health sciences students write newspaper articles on medical topics of importance to the rural communities they serve. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the video description, then selecting Show transcript.
Additional links: Kay Miller Temple and David Schmitz, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Presentation Slides
Date: 06/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Transforming Tribal Health: Addressing American Indians and Alaska Natives Health Disparities
Recording of a June 8, 2023, conference session on addressing tribal health disparities as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Conference. Includes presentations from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System on the use of care coordination and care management strategies and the National Indian Health Board on rethinking how CMS approaches health equity for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the video description, then selecting Show transcript.
Additional links: Carrie Field, National Indian Health Board - Presentation Slides, Leslie Short, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System - Presentation Slides
Date: 06/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Native LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit Resources
Presents a list of organizations and resources for LGBTQ+ and two-spirited people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Features resources for youth, parents and caregivers, schools, and providers, among others.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Caring for LGBTQ+ Populations in Rural Kansas
A recorded webinar that discusses how to provide healthcare and support to LGBTQ+ populations in rural Kansas. Includes information and data regarding healthcare disparities for LGBTQ+ individuals and how to help disadvantaged populations navigate the healthcare system.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 06/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Maniilaq Health Center: Providing High-Quality Obstetric Care to American Indian/Alaska Native People in Rural Kotzebue, Alaska
Results of a case study highlighting a hospital providing care to rural American Indian and Alaska Native patients in Alaska. Examines the maternity care context with attention to the intersection of race and geography with social determinants of health to inform clinical and policy efforts to improve rural maternal health and health equity in Alaska and beyond.
Author(s): Hailey A. Baker, Katy Backes Kozhimannil, Bridget Basile Ibrahim
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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CARE Data Principles, Indigenous Data, Data Related to Indigenous Peoples and Interest
Offers principles for ethical use of Indigenous data with focus on collective benefit, authority to control, responsibility, and ethics (CARE). Discusses implementation of CARE principles, language, and resources for learning more.
Author(s): Sarah Barsness, Jewel Cummins, Maria Victoria Fernandez, et al
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Data Curation Network
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Purposefully Investing in the Tribal Home Visiting Workforce
Examines the Tribal Home Visiting workforce and the various programs that impact the well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Includes stories from home visitor staff regarding their work with AI/AN populations, culturally sensitive programming, recruitment and retention strategies, and management of appropriate compensation and training opportunities for the home visiting workforce.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tribal Home Visiting
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The Value of Rural Independent Living
Presents a Photovoice project evaluating rural community outreach for Centers for Independent Living along the themes of inclusion, raising awareness, being in community, community connections, and rural community living and values.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, University of Montana: Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
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Best Practices for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing
Summarizes findings of an environmental scan of testing and vaccination policies and programs serving people who are medically or socially at disproportionate risk for COVID-19 and related adverse outcomes. Identifies populations at disproportionate risk, including rural residents, and their barriers to COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and routine vaccination. Describes programs that aim to overcome these barriers and increase access to testing and vaccination services. Discuss the implications of these programs' strategies and approaches for future pandemics and public health crises.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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