- Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers to Care, The National Hispanic Medical Association has partnered with QuantiaMD to bring you key strategies to strengthen relationships with your multilingual and multicultural patients. Join Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH as he reviews the results of an eye-opening survey on cultural competency and introduces his important new series, Overcoming Cultural & Language Barriers to Care. You’ll be asked to register (fast and free) on QuantiaMD, the largest online and mobile physician community.
- To read QuantiaMD's Culture, Language, and Equitable Care: Clinician Perspectives on Caring for Diverse Patient Populations, click here
- Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on the major health care issues facing the nation. It is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.
- The Commonwealth Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.
- Center for Studying Health System Change informs health care decision makers about changes in the health care system at both the local and national levels and the effects of such changes on individuals.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on fiscal policy issues and issues affecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a nonprofit component of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and provides a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent guidance on matters of science and medicine. The IOM's mission is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health.
- The Access Project provides community action research that enhances the knowledge and skills of community leaders.
- Families USA is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans
- Rand is characterized by its independence, objectivity, and nonpartisanship as well as its empirical foundation, high quality, scientific rigor, and interdisciplinary approach to improving policymaking on the major issues of the day.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports training, education, research (excluding biomedical research), projects that demonstrate the effective delivery of health care services, and additionally on health care systems and the conditions that promote better health.
- Urban Institute measures effects, compares options, shows which stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals trends, and makes costs, benefits, and risks explicit.
- The Government Accounting Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress and exists to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions.
- "The Green Book" Background Material and Data on Programs Within Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. Congress. A vital and standard reference book on U. S. social policy (emphasis intentional), the Green Book consists of detailed program descriptions and statistical appendices. Next Publish date>Dec. 2003. Prior issues sometimes found on the internet, last published in 2000. Available in specialized bookstores and from the GPO.
General links to Minority Health
Health Care Quality and Hispanics
- Pew Hispanic Center to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos'' growing impact on the entire nation.
- Welfare Information Network is a clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance related to welfare, workforce development, and other human and community services.
- The Aspen Institute an international non-profit organization dedicated to informed dialogue and inquiry on issues of global concern. Link to immigration report.
LEP & Civil Rights
U.S. Mexico Border Health
- The AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return to Washinton DC! As Washington hosts the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) this summer, The Quilt will “blanket” the national capital region – with sections of the massive tapestry of life displayed on part of the National Mall, in 40+ additional venues throughout Washington area, and prior to AIDS 2012 during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival via “Creativity in Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt” – the first Festival program ever to focus exclusively on ways in which community craft and performance have helped educate people and helped them cope with one of the most complex epidemics in modern history. For a listing of all the venues scheduled to display panels of The Quilt this summer, go to www.Quilt2012.org.
- NLM Gateway is a Web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) allowing users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing "one-stop searching" for many of NLM's information resources or databases.
- UCLA Center for Health Policy Research strives to understand and advance public health policies that can improve access to health care as well as promote good health among diverse populations in California and the nation.
- Moving Ideas posts the best ideas and resources from leading progressive research and advocacy institutions, as well as promotes high-quality websites and publishes original content.
- Autism Speaks a website to alert families to the signs and symptoms of autism.
- Flyer that describes the early stages of Autism