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Culture, Language & Health Literacy Resources: Organ Donation & Transplantation

Cómo colaborar con su equipo de trasplantes: Guía sobre trasplantes para el paciente Go to exit disclaimer.

Partnering With Your Transplant Team: The Patient’s Guide to Transplantation 
Produced by the United Network for Organ Sharing (HRSA Grantee)

Done el Regalo de Vida. La Ciencia de los Milagros y No Hay Amor Más Grande: Inglés y Español (DVDs)

Donate the Gift of Life. A Science of Miracles and No Greater Love: English and Spanish (DVDs)    
(produced by HRSA Grantee)                                         

You may also request all of the above publications and media through the “Ask HRSA” resource website

Organdonor.gov Website (HRSA Grantee)
Multicultural videos on donation featuring donor recipients, families of donors, and donation professions with mosaic featuring people of different ethnicities – click on photos to read their stories

Health Lit course

Definitions

Collecting Culturally- and Linguistically-Specific Patient Data. Under the Affordable Care Act, to the extent practicable, federal health data collections will include culturally- and linguistically-specific data on populations served. Guidance and tools have yet to be developed. This information is included as an advisory for program planners. Learn more: Title XXXI, Sec. 3101 of the Affordable Care Act (PDF - 2.2 MB)

Culture. Attitudes and behaviors that are characteristic of a group or community. Learn more: What is Cultural Competence? (Office of Minority Health)

Cultural Competence. A set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. What is Cultural Competence? (Office of Minority Health)

Limited English Proficiency
TeamSTEPPS: This evidence-based module will provide insight into the core concepts of teamwork as they are applied to your work with patients who have difficulty communicating in English. TeamSTEPPS 

Also select Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients With Limited English Proficiency: A Guide for Hospitals (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Health Literacy
The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Healthy People 2010, Objective 11-2 (PDF - 13 MB)

Plain Language
Writing that is clear and to the point, which helps to improve communication and takes less time to read and understand. Clear Communication: An NIH Health Literacy Initiative (National Institutes of Health)