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Culture, Language & Health Literacy Resources: Age

Age ResourcesFamilies, Infants, Children, Adolescents

Empowering Girls to Take Control of Their Bodies Through Breast Cancer Detection Skills go to exit disclaimer (PDF - 121 KB) (HRSA Grantee)

New Online Training Series - Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care, and Support go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

And the Journey Continues... Achieving Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Systems Serving Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their Families go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

Pediatric Pulmonary Centers Cross-Cultural Case Studies go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Organizational Assessment Instrument for Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Programs go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Organizational Assessment go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Data Vignettes go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

Rationale for Cultural Linguistic Competence in Maternal and Child Health Training Programs go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

Treating Adolescents with HIV/AIDS go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Contractor)
Training modules target health care providers working with HIV-infected youth. 

Geriatric Population

NAM: National Center for Health and the Aging (HRSA Grantee)

NAM: National Center for Health in Public Housing (HRSA Grantee)

Stanford University, School of Medicine Geriatric Education Center Program go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

Children With Special Health Care Needs

Family Voices, Inc.: A National, Grassroots Clearinghouse Information And Education On Healthcare For Children With Special Needs go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)

¿Es diferente tu niño? (Is Your Child Different?) go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
A brochure for Spanish-speaking families.

Ilmahaagu ma ka Duwan yihiin? (Is Your Child Different?) go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
A brochure for Somalian families.

Seu filho é diferente? (Is Your Child Different?) go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
A brochure for families speaking Portuguese.

Koj tus me nyuam puas txawv lwm tus? (Is Your Child Different?) go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
A brochure for Hmong families.

Is Your Child Different? go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
(Native American English Language Brochure)

Eske pitit ou-a parèt diferan? (Is Your Child Different?) go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
A brochure for families speaking Haitian-Creole.

Is Your Child Different? go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
English Language Brochure for General Audiences

Consumer Perspectives: Creating a Brochure for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs in Your Community’s Immigrant and Underserved Populations go to exit disclaimer (HRSA Grantee)
English Language Brochure for Diverse Audiences

Health Lit course

Definitions

Collecting Culturally- and Linguistically-Specific Patient Data. Under the Affordable Care Act, to the extent practicable, federal health data collections will include culturally- and linguistically-specific data on populations served. Guidance and tools have yet to be developed. This information is included as an advisory for program planners. Learn more: Title XXXI, Sec. 3101 of the Affordable Care Act (PDF - 2.2 MB)

Culture. Attitudes and behaviors that are characteristic of a group or community. Learn more: What is Cultural Competence? (Office of Minority Health)

Cultural Competence. A set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. What is Cultural Competence? (Office of Minority Health)

Limited English Proficiency
TeamSTEPPS: This evidence-based module will provide insight into the core concepts of teamwork as they are applied to your work with patients who have difficulty communicating in English. TeamSTEPPS 

Also select Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients With Limited English Proficiency: A Guide for Hospitals (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Health Literacy
The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Healthy People 2010, Objective 11-2 (PDF - 13 MB)

Plain Language
Writing that is clear and to the point, which helps to improve communication and takes less time to read and understand. Clear Communication: An NIH Health Literacy Initiative (National Institutes of Health)