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All Blog Posts Tagged 'diversity' (3)

Resource: LCHC op-ed on Latinos and culturally competent healthcare

Wanted to make sure everyone in the Consortium saw this op-ed from Latino Coalition for a Health California's Chad Silva that ran in Capitol Weekly. Please share it widely and feel free to use it as a resource or entry-point to talk about the importance of cultural competency.




Added by Tamara Murray on May 5, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership (ACHPP): Young Men of Color Focus Group

The fact that males of color are underrepresented in health professions is an ever pervasive message that those of us involved in pipeline programs and health workforce diversity efforts hear and feel concerned about day in and day out. It is something we are reminded of as we evaluate our program demographics, only to see 10% to 20% of students are African American or Latino males; and yet these are primary subgroups we aim to serve.


In 2009, the Alameda County Health…


Added by Alameda County Health Pipeline on January 18, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Medical errors resulting from lack of language competency?

Does anyone have examples of medical errors caused by poor translation? They would help us make the case in the news media that we need a culturally competent health workforce.

Here's the Pediatrics study on related to this:, as well as a Chicago Tribune story on the research:… Continue

Added by Erin Hart on May 12, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

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