Cultural Competency

Attitudes towards people with physical or intellectual disabilities among nursing, social work and medical students (2017)

Source: Wiley Online Library Journal of Clinical Nursing Authors: Kritsotakis, Galanis, Papastefanakis, Meidani, Philalithis, Kalokairinou, & Sourtzi Abstract Aims and objectives To examine and compare undergraduate healthcare students’ attitudes toward people with physical or intellectual disabilities in Greece. Background The experience that people with disabilities have with health care is a complex interaction between their …

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How to Make Healthcare Accessible for All

Source: University of Washington, Healthy Aging RRTC Healthcare access is important for all individuals, especially for people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities don’t always receive the healthcare they need. Several barriers can make it harder for them to access critical healthcare services or build optimal working relationships with their providers. Fortunately, by being aware of …

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Centers Serving High Percentages of Young Hispanic Children Compare Favorably to Other Centers on Key Predictors of Quality

Source: Child Trends Julia Mendez, Danielle Crosby, Lina Guzman, and Michael López (June 2017) Download Predictors-of-Quality Why research on low-income Hispanic children and families matters Hispanic or Latino children currently make up roughly 1 in 4 of all children in the United States, and by 2050 are projected to make up 1 in 3, similar to the …

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Doctors With Disabilities: Why They’re Important – The New York Times

There’s good reason to believe a more diverse work force — one that includes doctors with disabilities — would be good for patients and doctors. Patients of various backgrounds tend to feel more comfortable with physicians like them, and that’s true for people with disabilities as well. Source: Doctors With Disabilities: Why They’re Important – …

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Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training Activities

Source: UCEDDs at Georgetown, Georgia State, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and in collaboration with AUCD A new project and website from the UCEDDs at Georgetown, Georgia State, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and in collaboration with AUCD. This project is designed to research, develop, and disseminate a set or resources for the national network of …

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The Unique Challenges of Surveying U.S. Latinos | Pew Research Center

As the U.S. Hispanic population grows, reaching nearly 57 million in 2015 and making up 18% of the nation’s population, it is becoming increasingly important to represent Hispanics in surveys of the U.S. population and to understand their opinions and behavior. But surveying Hispanics is complicated for many reasons – language barriers, sampling issues and …

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

Michael López, Kerry Hofer, Erin Bumgarner, and Djaniele Taylor Cultural-Competence-Guide A changing population According to 2013 U.S. Census data: • 48 percent of children under the age of 18 were members of racial/ethnic groups other than nonHispanic white. • Of this group, Hispanics represented the largest racial/ethnic group (24 percent), followed by nonHispanic blacks (14 …

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