Cultural Competency Training Resources
CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING RESOURCES
- *National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
- Curricula Enhancement Module Series, http://www.nccccurricula.info/
- Tutorial: Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care
In this tutorial, Cara James, Ph.D., senior policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides an overview of health care disparities, with a focus on health status, insurance coverage, and access to health services. The tutorial also summarizes major national proposals to eliminate disparities. http://www.kaiseredu.org/Tutorials-and-Presentations/Race-Ethnicity-and-Healthcare.aspx
- *CDC’s Health Literacy Training
The health literacy section of the CDC Web site offers links, resources and training materials for health professionals to find out more about the topic and earn CE credits in the process. http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/
- *Effective Communication Tools for Health Care Professionals 101
This course is designed for health care providers including physicians, dentists and nurses to improve patient-provider communication skills by increasing participants’ awareness and knowledge of the three main factors contributing to Effective Health Communication: health literacy, cultural competency, and limited English proficiency.
- *Roots of Health Inequity Online Course
The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness. Participants in the learning collaborative will have a chance to explore concepts and strategies by working through focused questions. http://rootsofhealthinequity.org/
- Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care On May 1, 2007, The Alliance of Community Health Plans Foundation released the final report and 13 case studies on which the report is based for the project Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care. The findings included in the final report are based on information developed about business benefits achieved by different kinds of health care organizations that implemented projects addressing one or more of the National CLAS Standards published by OMH in 2000. http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/Assets/pdf/Checked/CLAS.pdf
- National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
CLAS standards are primarily directed at health care organizations; however, individual providers are also encouraged to use the standards to make their practices more culturally and linguistically accessible. The 14 standards are organized by themes: Culturally Competent Care (Standards 1-3), Language Access Services (Standards 4-7), and Organizational Supports for Cultural Competence (Standards 8-14). http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=15
- Tool for Assessing Cultural Competency Training (TACCT)
TACCT is a self-administered assessment tool developed by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education to examine all components of the curriculum and best identify gaps. https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/tacct/
- UNNATURAL CAUSES…. Is inequality making us sick? PBS documentary
- Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid. CMS Oral Health Initiative: Webinars and Technical Assistance. 2012. http://www.medicaid.gov/Federal-Policy-Guidance/Downloads/CIB-06-15-12.pdf
- Oral Health Emergency Room Spending in Florida. Oral Health Florida Coalition, Florida Public Health Institute.
ADDITIONAL READINGS IN CULTURAL COMPETENCY
- *Dye BA, Li X, Thornton-Evans G. Oral health disparities as determined by selected Healthy People 2020 oral health objectives for the United States, 2009–2010. NCHS data brief, no 104. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012
- *Medicaid CHIP Secretary’s Report. Use of dental services in Medicaid and CHIP. 2011; 1-7. http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Benefits/Downloads/Secretarys-Report-Dental-Excerpt.pdf
- *Institute of Medicine. Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations. National Research Council; 2011. http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Improving-Access-to-Oral-Health-Care-for-Vulnerable-and-Underserved-Populations/Report-Brief.aspx
- *Garcia RI, Cadoret C,& Henshaw M. Multicultural issues in oral health Dental Clinics of North America. 2008; 52 (2): 319-vi. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2365923/
- *Jackson SL, Vann Jr. WF, Kotch JB, Pahel BT, & Lee,JY. Impact of poor oral health on children’s school attendance and performance. American Journal of Public Health. 2011. 191(10):1900-1906.s.
- Gregorczyk S, Bailit H. Assessing the Cultural Competency of Dental Students and Residents. Journal of Dental Education. 2008; 72(10): 1122-1127.
- Olsen L, Bhattacharya J, & Scharf A. Cultural Competency: What it is and why it matters. California Tomorrow. 2006; 1-8. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ceas/departments/el/files/docs/cultural_competency.pdf
- *Patrick DL, Lee RSY, Nucci M, Grembowski D, Jolles CZ, & Milgrom P. Reducing oral health disparities: A focus on social and cultural determinants. BMC Oral Health. 2005;6(Supplement 1):S1-S18.
- Riley III JL, Gilbert GH, & Heft MW. Dental attitudes: proximal basis for oral health disparities in adults. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2006;34(4):289-298. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0528.2006.00280.x/pdf
- Loignon C, Landry A & Allison P. How Do Dentists Perceive Poverty and People on Social Assistance? Journal of Dental Education. 2012; 76(5): 545-552.
- Policy Link. Why Race and Place Matter: Impacting Health through a Focus on Race and Place. The California Endowment, 2011. http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.6728307/k.58F8/Why_Place___Race_Matter.htm
- Reardon, GT. Low Oral Health Literacy: An Elusive Dream or Dentistry’s Target for Advocacy? Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 2010, 31(3):184-189. http://www.dentalaegis.com/cced/2010/04/opinion-low-oral-health-literacy-an-elusive-dream-or-dentistrys-target-for-advocacy
- Rubin RW. Developing cultural competence and social responsibility in preclinical dental students. Journal of Dental Education. 2004;68(4):460-467. http://www.jdentaled.org/content/68/4/460.full.pdf+html
- Ku L, & Waidman T. How race/ethnicity, immigration status and language affect health insurance coverage, access to care and quality of care among the low-income population: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation;2003. http://www.kff.org/uninsured/upload
- Psoter ST, & Reisine W. Socioeconomic status and selected behavioral determinants as risk factors for dental caries. Journal of Dental Education. 2001;65(10):1009-1016.
- Barrow, Su-yan L. Treating patients from diverse populations. Access. 2010; Sep-Oct: 30-33. http://www.associationforum.org/files/LC/album/images/IRCDocs/Access_09102010.pdf
- Wagner JA & Redford-Badwal J. Dental students’ beliefs about culture in patient care: Self-reported knowledge and importance. Journal of Dental Education. 2008;72(5):571-576. http://www.jdentaled.org/content/72/5/571.full.pdf+html
- Cabral ED, Caldas Jr A, Cabral HAM. Influence of the patient’s race on the dentist’s decision to extract or retain a decayed tooth. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2005:33(6):461-466. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00255.x/pdf
- Vargas CM, Ronzio CR. Disparities in Early Childhood Caries. BMC Oral Health 2006; 6 (Suppl 1):S3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2147596/
- Kerr AR, Changrani JG. An Academic Dental Center Grapples with Oral Cancer Disparities. Journal of Dental Education. 2004 May; 68(5) 531-541.
- Weng Y, Korte JE. Racial Disparities in being recommended to surgery for oral and orophryngeal cancer in the United States. Community Dent Oral Epidemiology. 2012 Feb; 40(1):80-88.
- Gilbert GH, Litaker MS, Makhija SK. Differences in Quality between Dental Practices Associated with Race and Income Mix of Patients. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2007; 18(4): 847-867. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_care_for_the_poor_and_underserved/v018/18.4gilbert.pdf
- Rowland ML. Enhancing communication in dental clinics with linguistically different patients. Journal of Dental Education. 2007;72(1). http://www.jdentaled.org/content/72/1/72.full.pdf+html
- Butani Y, Weintraub JA, & Barker JC. Oral health-related cultural beliefs for four racial/ethnic groups: Assessment of the literature. BMC Oral Health. 2008; 8 (26): 1-13.
- Sirois ML, Darby M,& Tolle S. Understanding Muslim patients: cross-cultural dental hygiene care. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. 2012: 1-10.
- Leger K, MacArthur C, & Zucker R. Oral health problems in low-income Latinos: Upstream causes and solutions. 2010; Carleton College: 1-9. http://growinguphealthy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/legermacarthurzuckerguh-a.pdf
- Communicating with Hispanics/Latinos http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/Audience/AudienceInsight_CulturalInsights.pdf
- Slaughter A, Evans LK.Culturally sensitive oral health educational materials for older African Americans. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2007; 18 (4): 868-897. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_care_for_the_poor_and_underserved/v018/18.4slaughter.pdf
- Riley JL 3rd, Gibson E, Zsembik BA, Duncan RP, Gilbert GH, Heft MW. Acculturation and orofacial pain among Hispanic adults. Journal of Pain. 2008; 9 (8): 750-758. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18456564
- Edwards CL, Fillingim R, & Keefe F. Race, ethnicity and pain. Pain. 94(2);133-137. http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0304395901004080/1-s2.0-S0304395901004080-main.pdf?_tid=67db709c-274f-11e2-ad5d-00000aacb362&acdnat=1352123457_8529e436446acc317701a2f117e5a0a8
- L. K. T. Waidmann. How race/ethnicity, immigration status and language affect health insurance coverage, access to care and quality of care among the low-income population. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2003. http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/how-race-ethnicity-immigration-status-and-language-affect-health-insurance-coverage-access-to-and-quality-of-care-among-the-low-income-population.pdf
- Irene V. Hilton, & Arlene M. Lester. Oral health disparities and the workforce: A framework to guide innovation. Journal of Public Health Dentistry.2012; 70 (S1): S15-S23. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00175.x/pdf