13 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

National Minority Health Month – Missouri Latino Health Survey

As we celebrate National Minority Health Month in April, the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) wants to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity. MOHEC has worked the past couple of years to better understand Latino immigrants’ perspective on: 1) the process they […]

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02 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Developing Multilingual Prescription Instructions for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

This article published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and the Underserved describes the development of a set of patient-centered prescription medication instructions and their translation into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Challenges and lessons learned from this process are reported to inform future efforts to develop easy-to-understand, multilingual materials for […]

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05 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VII in launching the NPA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health on Friday, April 8, 2011 will unveil its roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities, a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities. The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities and the […]

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01 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Missouri interpretation & translation survey: a pilot study of limited English proficiency.

A pilot study was developed and sent to health care stakeholders in Missouri; sixty-two surveys from a variety of providers and health care settings were analyzed. This preliminary survey suggests that more than a third of health care providers in Missouri routinely offer interpretation services, mostly by using paid phone service. At least 20%, however, […]

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