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Relevant materials over 5 years old related to cultural competence and HIV/AIDS.

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  • The deaf and hard of hearing and HIV/AIDS (fact sheet)
    The deaf and hard of hearing exist within a unique and vibrant culture, a fact not always appreciated by hearing individuals. Many advocates believe that recognition by the hearing public that a deaf culture exists is a crucial first step toward educating the Nation about the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing who are living with HIV.
    Source: PubMed August 2008
  • Developing cultural competence in nursing students through their experiences with a refugee population
    Nursing students in an urban university in southwestern Pennsylvania began visiting newly relocated Somali refugees as part of their community health nursing (CHN) clinical course-work. The purpose of this qualitative study was to relate the students' experiences in their clinical visits with the refugees to the development of cultural competence. Findings identify the many challenges confronted by students and present strategies for resolution. The level of skills needed for the care of vulnerable populations should be considered when assigning undergraduate students to clinical settings.
    PubMed Aug 2007
  • Developing Cultural Cometency 2006
    Video sponosred by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, featuring Dr. Anna Maria Bellatin, Clinical Director of the Mattie Rhodes Center. In this session, Dr. Bellatin examines the importance of an individual's positive regard and respect for others, a person's openness, flexibility, and desire to learn as it relates to the development of cultural competency in human service providers.
  • Disparities in survival for black patients with HIV in the United States have been reported. The VA is an equal access health care system. The objective of this study is to determine whether such disparities are present in the VA health care system. 2006
  • Drug use and risk of HIV/AIDS on the Mexico-USA border: a comparison of treatment admissions in both countries
    Paper presented at the XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, July 11 16, 2004. ... Use of commercial sex workers among Hispanic migrants in North Carolina: implications for the spread of HIV. Perspect. Sex. ... In: Proceedings of the Border Epidemiology Work Group 2004




  • Guidelines for Care of LGBT Patients
    This guide contains a detailed approach for healthcare providers to understand healthcare disparities affecting LGBT populations
    Source: GLMA 2006






  • National African HIV/AIDS Initiative (NAHI)
    Report from a series of summits in four major cites working together on plans to enhance the culture of HIV/AIDS prevention, education and care through culturally competent advocacy, education and research. The focus was to inform all stakeholders of the escalating HIV/AIDS rates in the African refugee and immigrant communities, and begin a discussion on ways to combat the epidemic.
    Source: Office of Minority Health 2008
  • National-level capacity-building assistance model to enhance HIV prevention for Asian & Pacific Islander communities
    Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities in the United States face increasing risk for HIV, yet have limited access to culturally competent HIV prevention services. The authors describe a national HIV prevention capacity-building program for A&PI communities using a multitiered approach addressing systems-, institutional-, and individual-level outcomes.
    Source: PubMed January 2007
  • National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service in Health Care - Final Report
    Source: Office of Minority Health March 2001
  • Native Hawaiian (2006, NMAETC)
    The fact sheet focuses on culture, the impact of the HIV epidemic, barriers to care, and recommendations for providers serving the Native Hawaiian community.
  • The Nature of Risk: HIV/AIDS and the Deaf Community in the United States
    In this paper, a sociopolitical perspective is applied in order to explore why individuals in the U.S. who are deaf are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV infection. An analysis of the social, political, and attitudinal environments surrounding people who are deaf reveals numerous barriers that may hinder access to sexuality education and HIV prevention programs. Recommendations for policy and practice that are grounded in a well-informed understanding of the roots of deaf oppression in American society are offered.
    Source: PubMed 2008





  • Serving Asians and Pacific Islanders with HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Lessons Learned
    This paper reports on findings from an evaluation of the Bridges Project, a community-based intervention implemented at the Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA), to reduce disparities in care for Asians and Pacific Islanders. Source: PubMed 2006
  • The Sexual Health of Asian-American/Pacific Islander Young Women: Focus on Assets
    Young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women face unique challenges to good reproductive and sexual health, including barriers to good communication about sex, low rates of condom use, and a lack of culturally-specific sexual health programs and services. Cultural factors also provide them with unique assets they can draw upon to protect their well-being. The article discusses assets that can inform efforts of care providers and policy makers.
    Source: PubMed 2007






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