Diversity and Cultural Competence
This category contains resources and products around diversity and culturally competent practices. Also included are innovative models for reaching underserved populations.
A new resource page has been added to the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence. This page features innovative programs and quality tools for improving cultural and linguistic competence as well as reducing health care disparities for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
This Blueprint for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education is intended as a guide to assure that core knowledge, attitudes, and skills specific to developing cultural competence are being addressed in the education programs. The primary goal of the curriculum blueprint is to enable faculty to prepare future physical therapy practitioners to meet the health care needs of diverse consumers in a culturally competent manner. (June 2008)
Learning to deliver culturally effective care is considered by many to be a lifelong journey. The new AAP Culturally Effective Care Toolkit is a practical, hands-on resource to help practicing pediatricians and their office staff provide culturally effective care to their patients and families. Information, resources, and tools are included for the following topics are included in this free online toolkit: -What is culturally effective care? -Health beliefs and practices -Nutrition, feeding, and body image perspectives -Behavior and child development -Interpretive services -Literacy and health literacy -Medical education -Tips, tools, and resources for implementation in an office setting -Continuing Medical Education opportunities
The National Center for Cultural Competence has developed an on-line learning feature to put faces and names to the data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. These Data Vignettes tell stories that illustrate what the data from the Survey mean for individual children and their families. The stories are composites from many families and do not represent any specific family or child.
Disability and the Muslim Perspective: An Introducation for Rehabilitation and Health Care Providers
As communities become increasingly multicultural and multilingual, professionals in the disability and health care fields face both tremendous challenges and great opportunities as they work with individuals from diverse and complex Muslim backgrounds. This monograph offers an introduction to and overview of a broad spectrum and diversity of Muslims with disabilities and chronic health conditions who come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT; Robins, Fein, & Barton, 1999) is available for free download for clinical, research, and educational purposes.