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Best Practices in TB Control: Working Effectively with Diverse Populations

This recording of a live, web-based seminar which occurred on March 26th 2007provides a basic foundation for understanding cultural differences in health attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and language, which can help providers to function more effectively in cross-cultural activities. The training develops a culture-general perspective, explores how to provide patient-centered care to diverse populations, and illustrates use if new technologies to ensure effective communication with clients from other cultures.

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    • New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
      The Northeastern RTMCC produces Cultural Competency and Tuberculosis Care: A Guide for Self-Study and Self-Assessment, as well as semiannual newsletters on TB & Cultural Competency: Notes from the field.
    • Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
      This RTMCC has a series of Country Guides that provide background information, epidemiology, common misperceptions and beliefs about TB and HIV/AIDS, general practices and cultural courtesies for countries whose immigrants represent a large percent of the TB cases in the Southeast.
    • Francis J. Curry
      This RTMCC distributes an excellent DVD and study guide on interpretation Making the Connection: An Introduction to Interpretation Skills for TB Control, 2nd edition, as well as Treating Latent Tuberculosis Infection in High-Risk Populations and Tuberculosis Contact Investigation in Jail: A Facilitator Guide.
    • TB ETN Cultural Competency Working Group
      Constantly updated, this Cultural Competency Resource Guide is the most exhaustive source of all cultural competency materials.
    • CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination http://www.cdc.gov/tb/EthnographicGuides/default.htm
      Among a host of other TB materials, you will find a series of five ethnographic guides Promoting Cultural Sensitivity - A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs.  These aim to increase the knowledge and cultural sensitivity of tuberculosis program staff who provide services to foreign-born persons.  Each guide includes information about a group’s history and culture, as well as program tips and useful resources.
    • National Center for Cultural Competence
      This website contains information to help individuals and organizations design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.  Contains helpful planning guides and maintains a database of a wide range of resources on cultural and linguistic competence (e.g. demographic information, policies, practices, articles, books, research initiatives and findings, curricula, multimedia materials and Web sites, etc.).  Also contains a teaching module series covering topics such as the cultural competency self assessment.
    • Health Resources and Services Administration http://www.hrsa.gov/culturalcompetence/
      Extensive catalogue of resources on cultural competence for health care providers, including assessment tools, specific cultural groups, GLBT, migrant workers, homeless, children, and geriatric populations.
    • The Cross Cultural Health Care Program http://www.xculture.org/NWRC_CultComp_Resource_Guide.php
      Organizations, articles and list serves on the subject.
    • Transcultural Nursing Society
      Contains links to current and past issues of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing as well as information on course and lectures.
    • National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare
      This website promotes culturally competent professional health care interpreting as a means to support equal access to health care for individuals with limited English proficiency.  Covering topics such as: the role of the health care interpreter, interpreter qualifications, the terminology of health care interpreting, and models for the provision of health care interpreter training.
    • Diversity RX
      Diversity Rx is a clearinghouse of information on how to meet the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations seeking health care.  Covering topics such as: appropriate use of interpreters and communication basics, to relevant demographics, state and federal laws, expert testimonies, bibliographies, glossaries and statistics.
    • Health Literacy Consulting
      This site provides the training and support needed to clearly communicate health messages to a number of different audiences.
    • Office of Minority Health
      OMH was established in 1985 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It advises the Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science on public health program activities affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.  OMH operates the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC), which serves as an information and referral service on minority health issues for professionals, community groups, consumers, and students. OMHRC maintains a minority health knowledge center and database; distributes publications; manage exhibits; publishes funding opportunities; maintains a list of volunteer resource experts available to the public; and conducts literature searches.
    • New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center
      A training resource for the New York and New Jersey Public Health workforce. This site includes several cultural competency related interactive trainings.