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AHA Enduring Webinar: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension: Beginning the Conversation

The American Heart Association (AHA) presents, as part of its professional education Spotlight Series, "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension: Beginning the Conversation." Using case studies, this webinar identifies opportunities where clinicians can provide better management of...

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Cardiovascular Disease in Latino Community: AHA Calls for Culturally Proficient Care

American Heart Association (AHA) issued a new scientific statement published by the journal Circulation advising providers and researchers be trained in culturally proficient healthcare to Hispanic Americans; standardize health research, electronic health records, and other surveillance systems to include Hispanic subgroups based on countries of origin; increase the Hispanic healthcare workforce (e.g. Spanish-speaking physicians); establish educational programs to help Hispanic Americans recognize risk factors and warning signs of stroke and heart attack; and implement effective heart health promotion and disease prevention strategies within Hispanic communities and public schools.

The  American Heart Association (AHA) issued a new scientific statement published by the journal Circulation advising providers and researchers be trained in culturally proficient healthcare to Hispanic Americans; standardize health research, electronic health records, and other surveillance systems to include Hispanic subgroups based on countries of origin; increase the Hispanic healthcare workforce (e.g. Spanish-speaking physicians); establish educational programs to help Hispanic Americans recognize risk factors and warning signs of stroke and heart attack; and implement effective heart health promotion and disease prevention strategies within Hispanic communities and public schools.

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Culturally-Competent Health Provider Communication: Insights from Research with Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island Diabetes Patients

This webinar seeks to help people learn about culturally-competent medical communication. The presenters will share their experiences developing and providing culturally-competent health communication that meets the needs of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander patients with diabetes.

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Diabetes and Nutrition in the Latino Community

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Diabetes Education program have teamed up to provide a video webinar to discuss culturally-appropriate nutrition education tailored for Latinos with diabetes or at risk for the disease. The Webinar explains the role that nutrition...

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Disparities National Coordinating Center (DNCC) Toolkits

The DNCC Toolkit contains training and educational materials on a variety of cultural competency and health literacy issues.

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Disparities National Coordinating Center's (DNCC) Cultural & Linguistic Competency Materials

The DNCC compiled a Learning Toolkit as part of their six-part training series on health disparities. This Weblink contains information about cultural competency, why it is important, and how to determine if an interpreter is necessary. Additional detail is given on linguistic competency regarding physically challenged and non-English proficient audiences.

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Health Disparities Repository

The Knowledge Center at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center is the largest repository of health disparities information in the world, with a collection of 10,000 documents, reports, books, journals, and media, along with 30,000 articles related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. It also boasts consumer health materials in more than 35  languages.

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Healthcare Language Services Implementation Guide

The Office of Minority Health's Think Cultural Health site offers a patient-centered guide to assist health professionals on how to effectively communicate with patients.

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Hypertension Benefit for Minorities at High Risk by Participating in Community-Based Program

A study showed that by participating in the American Heart Association's Check.Change.Control. program, minorities at higher risk of developing hypertension were able to lower their blood pressure successfully.

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Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) examined interventions to improve culturally appropriate healthcare for people with disabilities. Their results are shared in their latest report.

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Race, Ethnicity, and Language Checklist Form

Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., produced a medical clinic registration form (PDF format) for race, ethnicity, and language data collection—geared for the physician's office staff.

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Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics

Hispanics who are inactive much of the time are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, even if they get regular exercise, a new study suggests.

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Self-Management Toolkit for African Americans with Diabetes

ECARE-Diabetes presents a  Self-Management PowerPoint toolkit for African-American patients. This is one of several assembled evidenced-based tools for providers and healthcare professionals to use in their daily practice.

ECARE-Diabetes presents a  Self-Management powerpoint toolkit for African-American patients. This is one of several assembled evidenced-based tools for providers and healthcare professionals to use in their daily practice.

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