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Culture Care Connection
Culture Care Connection is an online learning and resource center, developed by Stratis Health, aimed at supporting health care providers, staff, and administrators in their ongoing efforts to provide culturally-competent care in Minnesota.
Take the Implicit Bias in Health Care Quiz. Examine your own cultural competence in a 10-question quiz and discover more about implicit bias.
Cultural competence is having the capacity to function effectively within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs of consumers and their communities (Office of Minority Health).
Providing culturally-competent care may further your organization’s implementation and adherence to the Office of Minority Health’s national standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS).
This site provides information on cultural competence concepts, health topics, ethnicities, stakeholder organizations, and resources that are most reflective of the needs of Minnesota’s diverse populations, as well as the health care organizations that serve them.
Culture Care Connection provides actionable tools to assist organizations in achieving their goals in relation to cultural competence.
Stratis Health is a nonprofit organization that leads collaboration and innovation in health care quality and safety, and serves as a trusted expert in facilitating improvement for people and communities. Stratis Health has a long record of success in reducing health disparities among communities of color and underserved populations.
Navigating Cultural Competence
Culture Care Connection Newsletter
For Minnesota providers working to deliver culturally competent care to their diverse patient populations.
Report: Challenges and Barriers: Race, Ethnicity and Language Data Collection and Quality Reporting. This UCare-funded report from Stratis Health outlines the barriers and challenges in the accurate collection and quality reporting of race, ethnicity, and language (REL) information, and the impact electronic health records (EHR) and staff training has on using REL data to improve health equity. The findings and recommendations are based on surveys and interviews with five clinics that represent a range of practice types, including urban and rural areas, Federally Qualified Health Centers, large integrated delivery systems, and university-based practices. White paper
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