Tools from the Field
The AETC-NMC offers access to the following tools that have been developed in the field for health professionals to use for addressing and overcoming health disparities in HIV/AIDS treatment.
This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but provides quick access to materials for busy professionals.
REASONS/RAZONES: CDC's HIV Testing Campaign
:This bilingual campaign is the agency’s first national effort to encourage HIV testing among Latino/Hispanic gay and bisexual men, who are among those hardest hit by HIV in the United States.
A presentation tool developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to educate community members about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This resource has been translated by the Office of Public Engagement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services into the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, Bengali, Hmong, Khmer, Laotian, Samoan and Tongan.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed an array of new tools to educate consumers and health care providers about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.
Many consumers are unfamiliar with their rights under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. With that in mind, OCR has posted a series of factsheets, also available in eight languages, to inform consumers about their rights under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Working within their communities, AETC educators implement innovative approaches to increase the pool of health care providers who are effectively educated to prevent, diagnose, and treat HIV infection. ShareSpot is a place to share their stories, ideas, and resources.
Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill. To improve individual health and build healthy communities, health care providers need to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities. The US Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has developed this online resource focused on (1) race/ethnicity, (2) general resources, (3) gender, and (4) special populations.
Conoce las Preguntas, (Know the Questions), AHRQ's new, multimedia Spanish-language campaign, encourages Hispanics to get more involved in their health care and to talk with their doctors about their medical concerns.
The campaign offers tips to help Hispanics prepare for medical appointments by thinking ahead of time about questions to ask their doctors. The website offers question lists, as well as 15- and 30-second public service announcements.
A new page has been added to the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence. This page features innovative programs and quality tools for improving cultural and linguistic competence as well as reducing health care disparities for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
The current issue of the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange also features cultural competence. Click here to learn about featured innovations and Quality Tools.
The Administration has maintained a commitment to developing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through a process that is inclusive of a broad range of perspectives and stakeholders, and the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) has engaged public involvement via multiple channels.
Visit the "Think Cultural Health" website of The Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care for information on additional cultural competence resources.
How Up to Date Are You?
Do you know the incidence and prevalence of HIV in the county in which you practice?
View a detailed tutorial on accessing and using the National Minority Quality Forum HIV/AIDS Atlas mapping tool.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Multicultural Health Care Distinction. Offers distinction to organizations that engage in efforts to improve culturally and linguistically appropriate services and reduce health care disparities.
The Well Project Launches Mobile Application
This is a helpful resource for providers to share with their patients - a mobile app that includes features ranging from HIV treatment information to social issues and more. Optimized for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. Follow the links below to access the mobile apps.