Category Archives: Healthcare

What candidates don’t know about Hispanics and Latinos

Both major parties would do well to listen to Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar. In interviews with Politico’s Tara Palmeri, Kumar has explained the complexity of this increasingly powerful “sleeping giant” voting bloc. Many of the misconceptions that Kumar … Continue reading

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Why religious freedom health ruling worries LGBTQ people

NBC News reports that LGBTQ advocates and healthcare experts warn that a May ruling by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services could harm the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The religious freedom ruling expands … Continue reading

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U.S. issues cultural, linguistic health-care standards

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has issued new standards for cultural and linguistic competence in health care services. The standards are intended to improve health care and close inequities in the quality of care people receive.

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Oregon Senate takes up bill for cultural competence in health care

The bill passed the Oregon House of Representatives, 46-12, on April. 10. The Albany Tribune has the story. According to the Tribune, “Ineffective patient communication leads to misdiagnosis and improper treatments that drive health inequities.” These, in turn, drive up … Continue reading

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Oregon may require cultural competency in medical training

Cultural competency training is closer to becoming a standard of medical training in Oregon. A bill requiring that i schedule to reach the Oregon House the week of April 8. The story is in The Lund Report.

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NY, NJ nursing schools amp up cultural competency training

On, freelance writer Lisette Hilton details the ways that nursing schools are incorporting more cultural competence into their curricula. Hilton quotes Yvonne Wesley, adjunct associate professor at New York University’s College of Nursing, who shows the evolution in thinking: … Continue reading

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