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Wyatt R, Laderman M, Botwinick L, Mate K, Whittington J. 2016. Achieving health equity: A guide for health care organizations. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 45 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides a framework for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve. Topics include making health equity a strategic priority, developing structure and processes to support health equity work, deploying specific strategies to address the multiple determinants of health on which health care organizations can have a direct impact, decreasing institutional racism within the organization, and developing partnerships with community organizations to improve health and equity. The paper also describes practical issues in measuring health equity, presents a case study of the Henry Ford Health System, and includes a self-assessment tool for health care organizations to assess their current state related to each component of the framework.

Contact: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 20 University Road, Seventh Floor , Cambridge , MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 301-4800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0831 Fax: (617) 301-4830 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Discrimination, Equal opportunities, Health care delivery, Health disparities, Health systems agencies, Inclusion, Measures, Organizational change, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Self evaluation, Social bias

National Center for Medical Home Implementation. 2016. Thinking outside the box: How to advance health equity and care quality in the pediatric medical home. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, multiple items.

Annotation: This 3-part webinar series provides pediatric clinicians, Title V programs, families, and others with tools, resources, and strategies to enhance the patient and family experience in the pediatric medical home. This includes, but is not limited to, the experience of diverse, vulnerable and medically underserved populations. Topics include how to build cultural competence and humility, how to foster effective communication with patients and families, and how to understand and address social factors that shape child health. The presenters' slides, webinar recordings, audience questions, and an implicit association test are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication skills, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Family centered care, Medical home, Multimedia, Pediatric care, Social bias

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. Ethical issues in interventions for childhood obesity. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public health research, practice, and policy 8(5):A91-A117,

Annotation: This journal issue includes articles that are related to ethical issues in interventions to prevent and control childhood obesity. Topics include protecting children from harmful food marketing, policy approaches, weight bias, children with special health care needs, public vs individual rights in childhood obesity interventions, the ethical basis for promoting nutritional health in public schools, ethical family interventions, state requirements and recommendations.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISSN 1545-1151.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Civil rights, Ethics, Families, Health promotion, Human rights, Intervention, Marketing, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Public policy, Research, School heath, Social bias

Dunne C, Goode T. 2004. Using a book club to confront attitudinal barriers and other "isms". Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 7 pp. (Seeds of change: Promising practices for enhancing cultural & linguistic competence at the individual and institutional levels)

Annotation: This pamphlet discusses how to use a book club to learn about bias, discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice. It explains how books can be catalysts for change, how to make a book club a reality, the impact of such a book club, and how a book club can grow into something larger. The pamphlet also includes start-up strategies, sample book club selections, and contact information. The pamphlet highlights the experiences of the Family Support Organization of Burlington County, NJ, a group of parents or guardians of children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Cultural competence, Discrimination, Groups, Model programs, Racism, Reading, Social bias

James J, Frediani JA, with Ballester J, Bishop H, Bowens-Wheatley M, Carpenter C, Navias E, Riley M. 1996. Weaving the fabric of diversity: An anti-bias program for adults. Boston, MA: Unitarian Universalist Association, 96 pp.

Annotation: This teaching guide provides outlines, leaders' instructions, and materials for an eight session training program designed to help adolescents, young adults, and adults become more culturally sensitive. The program provides instructions on getting started; shows how to make connections with others; and covers these areas of bias: disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and class. The program was developed for use with congregations in the Unitarian Universalist church and affirms its principles promoting justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

Contact: Unitarian Universalist Association, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 742-2100 Fax: (617) 367-3237 E-mail: Web Site: $25.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-55896-339-1.

Keywords: Cultural sensitivity, Curricula, Educational materials, Sensitivity training, Social bias

Rothenberg PS. 1995. Race, class, and gender in the United States: An integrated study. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 512 pp.

Annotation: This textbook is a collection of essays, poetry, personal reflections, and case histories on racism and sexism in the United States. Sections focus on the legal issues, socioeconomic factors, and cultural stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination in this country.

Contact: St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (646) 307-5151 Contact Phone: (800) 221-7945, ext. 346 Fax: (212) 674-6132 Web Site: $19.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-312-09652-6.

Keywords: Gender bias, Legal issues, Legislation, Race, Social factors, Textbooks

Mulick JA, Pueschel SM. 1983. Parent-professional partnerships in developmental disability services. Cambridge, MA: Academic Guild Publishers, 238 pp.


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