03 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Springfield – Presentations available online!!

Thank you very much to all the participants at the Building Health Equity in Springfield meeting that took place  November 15th in Springfield, Missouri. For those who couldn’t attend the meeting, please find below the slides from each of our great presenters. 1.  Perspectives from Newcomer Patients about Accessing the Health Care System Presenter: Steve […]

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03 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Missouri Bootheel – Presentations available online!!

Thank you very much to all the participants at the Building Health Equity in the Missouri Bootheel meeting that took place  November 14 in Sikeston, Missouri. For those who couldn’t attend the meeting, please find below the slides from each of our great presenters. 1. Access to Health Care Services: Perspectives from Patients with Mental […]

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22 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Greater St. Louis – Presentations available online!!

Thank you very much to all the participants at the Building Health Equity in Greater St Louis meeting that took place  October 19th in St Louis, Missouri. For those who couldn’t attend the meeting, please find below the slides from each of our great presenters. 1.  Using a Community Modeling Plan to Change Nutritional Paradigms […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Ethnic matching of clients and clinicians and use of mental health services by ethnic minority clients

Ethnic matching of clients and clinicians and use of mental health services by ethnic minority clients

OBJECTIVES: Research in the United States has indicated that matching clients from a minority group with clinicians from the same ethnic background increases use of community mental health services and reduces use of emergency services. This study assessed the effects of matching clients from a non-English-speaking background with bilingual, bicultural clinicians in a mental health […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Parent’s language of interview and access to care for children with special health care needs

Parent’s language of interview and access to care for children with special health care needs

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between the parent’s language of interview and the access to care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). METHODS: We used the 2001 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs to compare socio-demographic characteristics and health care access variables among CSHCN with parents who interviewed in English […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Language barriers and access to care

Language barriers and access to care

The purpose of this chapter is to examine how language barriers contribute to health disparities among ethnic and racial minorities in the United States. A literature search was systematically conducted using selected computer databases (MEDLINE and CINAHL). Searches were limited to English-language-published research in the years from 1985 to 2003. A total of 47 published […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Providers paying heed to non-English-speaking communities

Providers paying heed to non-English-speaking communities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Hispanic healthcare disparities: challenging the myth of a monolithic Hispanic population

Hispanic healthcare disparities: challenging the myth of a monolithic Hispanic population

BACKGROUND: Hispanic Americans are often treated as a monolithic ethnic group with a single pattern of healthcare utilization. However, there could be considerable differences within this population. We examine the association between use of healthcare services and Hispanic Americans’country of ancestry or origin, language of interview, and length of time lived in the United States. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial and ethnic differences in parents’ assessments of pediatric care in Medicaid managed care

Racial and ethnic differences in parents’ assessments of pediatric care in Medicaid managed care

OBJECTIVE: This study examines whether parents’ reports and ratings of pediatric health care vary by race/ethnicity and language in Medicaid managed care. DATA SOURCES: The data analyzed are from the National Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS) Benchmarking Database 1.0 and consist of 9,540 children enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race/ethnicity, language, and patients’ assessments of care in Medicaid managed care

Race/ethnicity, language, and patients’ assessments of care in Medicaid managed care

OBJECTIVE: Consumer assessments of health care provide important information about how well health plans and clinicians meet the needs of the people they serve. The purpose of this study was to examine whether consumer reports and ratings of care in Medicaid managed care vary by race/ethnicity and language. DATA SOURCES: Data were derived from the […]

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