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Cultural Competency in Healthcare
A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. The Child Trends Hispanic Institute provides research-based information and guidance to policymakers, practitioners, the media, corporate leaders, and private philanthropy who work to improve outcomes for Latino children and youth in the U.S.
"About 17% of the US population identified as Hispanic or Latino in 2014—the largest US minority group. This publication, also available in Spanish, provides estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths for Hispanics/Latinos, as well as the most recent statistics on cancer occurrence and information on cancer risk factors (e.g., tobacco use, obesity, and alcohol consumption) and the use of cancer screening tests."
Call Number: DMU Book Collection WA 305 AA1 H2368 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-24
Multicultural Health by Lois Ritter; Nancy HoffmanMulticultural Health serves as a comprehensive guide for healthcare workers in any cultural community. By focusing on differences in cultural beliefs about health and illness and models for cross-cultural health and communication, this text helps students and professionals learn effective ways to implement health promotion programs and program evaluation across cultures. See the chapter: "Hispanic and Latino American population.s"