Thursday, January 13, 2011

Healthy People 2020 – Improving the Health of Americans

Healthy People 2010 Topic Areas. I am glad to see thirteen new topic areas that have being identified on Health People 2020. New added topic areas: Adolescent Health, Blood Disorders & Blood Safety, Dementia, Including Alzheimer's Disease, Early & Middle Childhood, Genomics, Global Health, Health Care Associated Infections, Health Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgenders Health, Older Adults, Preparedness, Sleep Health, and Social Determinants of Health. Look at the overview, objectives, and interventions/resources. Here is the link for the complete Health People 2020.
Healthy People 2020 – Improving the Health of Americans

Helen Dao, MHA

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Cultural sensitivity should be thought at an early age. It should begin at home, then carry into school learning, peer interaction, etc. We, parents, care givers have a social responsibility to teach young people to respect, appreciate, and learn about other people and oneself culture.

What other ways can young people learn to be more sensitive about their peer's culture?

Here is a slide presentation on Cultural Responsive Teaching.

Helen Dao, MHA

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Measuring Competence: Cross-Cultural & Education in Health Care

Medical schools have being teaching cross-cultural competence to medical students, residents for decades.  But, how prepared and confident are these health care professionals about their attitudes and knowledge when treating people from different cultures then their own?  Medicine has identified stereotyping as one of the issues when teaching cross-cultural competence to medical students and residents.  Here is a great paper on a study done by Madison Gates and Kelly D. Bradley,
University of Kentucky.

Helen Dao, MHA
Dao Management Consulting Services, Inc.