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Resources by Topic: Limited English proficient

Employment, Poverty, and Public Assistance in the Rural United States
Compares economic and demographic characteristics of rural counties by county income level. Includes data on employment, race/ethnicity, and English-language proficiency. Also examines reliance on public sector supports: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and children's health insurance.
Author(s): Rebecca Glauber, Andrew Schaefer
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Acceptability of an Embodied Conversational Agent-Based Computer Application for Hispanic Women
Examines computer and technology use in adult Hispanic women living in rural areas. Evaluates the acceptability of using an embodied conversational agent (ECA) computer application as a possible method to assist providers and engage patients in health education. Includes a link to the relational agents video publicly available.
Author(s): Kristen J. Wells, Coralia Vázquez-Otero, Marissa Bredice, et al.
Citation: Hispanic Health Care International, 13(4), 179-185
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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New Jersey Clinic Promotes Healthy Lifestyles
Profiles the lifestyle and weight management counseling program at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural New Jersey.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Compliance Review Initiative: Advancing Effective Communication in Critical Access Hospitals
Describes a communication initiative so that limited English proficient individuals can effectively participate in healthcare services at Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency
Explores how rural hospitals are meeting the needs of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), based on a survey of rural hospitals in counties with large established Latino populations and counties with high growth in Latino population between 1990 and 2000. Describes language services provided. Identifies barriers and strengths for providing these services.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Myriam E. Torres, Deborah Parra-Medina, Amy Brock Martin, et al.
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Transforming the Face of Health Professions Through Cultural and Linguistic Competence Education: The Role of the HRSA Centers of Excellence
A compendium providing practical guidance in the form of strategies, tools, and resources for HRSA Centers of Excellence implementing and integrating cultural and linguistic competency content and methods into existing academic programs. It also provides guidance for evaluating cultural and linguistic competency efforts.
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
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Response of Local Health Care Systems in the Rural Midwest to a Growing Latino Population
Reports findings from a study of healthcare access issues for Latinos in rural communities in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Describes successful strategies that could be adopted by other communities to address the growing Midwestern Latino population.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Lynn Blewett, Kathleen Call
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Tennessee Multi-Sector Plan for Aging Data Dashboard
Dashboard providing county- and state-level data on aging in Tennessee. Presents health and demographic data of adults over age 65 in Tennessee, including data on diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, COPD, cardiovascular conditions, and more. Includes a map of healthcare facility locations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: East Tennessee State University Center for Rural Health Research
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Populations at Risk
Tool offering downloadable socioeconomic reports covering age, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, language proficiency, poverty, assistance programs, employment, and housing. Includes ability to compare locations by census tract, city, county, state, tribal, metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Headwaters Economics
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Wildfire Risk to Communities
Offers interactive maps, charts, and resources showing risk of wildfire at the city, county, or state level. Includes impact to vulnerable populations such as those in poverty, with limited transportation, by age, with a disability, and more. Includes recommended actions for reducing risk for community members, elected officials, healthcare services, and more.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organizations: Headwaters Economics, Pyrologix LLC, Rocky Mountain Research Station's Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, USDA Forest Service
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