County Health Rankings assist advocates in understanding the health disparities in their communities. Tutorials on data and planning area available. Roadmaps to Health is a step-by-step approach to using data and implementing community-based planning.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies offer resources that include:
- Influencing Public Policies to Benefit Every American
- Place Matters conference materials
- Technology: Closing the Digital Divide
- Environment: Addressing Concerns on Energy and the Environment
Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child is a publication from the National Black Child Development Institute. The report includes 14 chapters on topics that include families, birth, academic success, early childhood education, teacher education, standardized tests, and immigration.
Experiential Learning: Cultural and Linguistic Competence Checklist for MCH Training Programs provides a structure for discussion and self-examination to facilitate programmatic and organizational change.
Healthy Native Babies Project: Honoring the Past, Learning for the Future is collaboration Between the Healthy Native Babies Project Workgroup and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Facilitator’s Packet includes training resources training guides and evaluation tests.
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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has enhanced its Health Literacy Web page by adding information about culture in context to health literacy.
Guidelines for Palliative Care Services in The Indian Health System (2006) provides information on the process of care at the end of live, the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, religious, ethical and legal aspects to consider.
Communication tools that support all patients when they seek health care are an excellent training resource. From the initial contact, to the health care visit, the pharmacy, medical records and numerous additional steps, this resource will inform the reader on culture related perspectives. This resource comes from Think Cultural Health: Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact, which is in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets, a report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics reports that “the rate of birth among teens aged 15 to 19 dropped by nearly one half from 1991 to 2011 — from about 62 births for every 1,000 teens to 31 births for every 1,000”. The U.S. rate currently is about six times the rate of other developed countries. According to the report decline in teen birth rates for Hispanics averaged 34%, for African American 24% and for whites 20%. MedlinePlus is published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care have been enhanced and A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice (2013) is available.
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