Culturally Effective Care Resources

Culturally Effective Care Resources

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Immigrant/Refugee Resources

Community Resources

 Local

  • Catholic Charities http://cclou.org/provides refugees with the support and assistance they need in order to become self-sufficient.  
  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries https://kyrm.org/about/  dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community.
  • Americana Community Center http://americanacc.org/  provides a spectrum of services to the diverse individuals and families of the Louisville Metro area, including refugees, immigrants, and those born in the U.S. These services enable people to realize their individual potential, build strong families, and create a healthy and supportive community for all.
  • University of Louisville Global Health Center http://louisville.edu/medicine/departments/medicine/ghi
  • Family Health Center Americana http://americanacc.org/partner-programs/family-health-center/FHC recognizes the important role that culture plays in health and developed the Americana clinic as an extension of their mission and a way to better provide for the diverse health care needs of Louisville’s immigrants and refugees.
  • Home of the Innocents (pediatrics) https://www.homeoftheinnocents.org/provides the skills and opportunities by which vulnerable children, youth and their families may improve their lives.

 

National

 

Exemplary Practice Models

  • Open Door Health Center , Mankato, MN - http://www.odhc.org/  Non profit community health center that provides quality and affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health care.  Staff reflective of the population served and includes bilingual staff.
  • Refugee Health Program at the Anthony Jordan Health Center, Rochester, NY – http://www.jordanhealth.org/refugee-health/  Primary care setting for entire families with on site translation services in 8 languages.
  • Refugee Program at the Squirrel Hill Health Center, Pittsburg, PA https://squirrelhillhealthcenter.org/refugee-program/Provided integrated care regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Has videos explaining first medical visit.
  • The Refugee Women’s Health Clinic of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Pheonix, AZ http://www.refugeewomensclinic.org/– Also provides educational classes, counseling and community outreach, and employs Cultural Health Navigators.

 

LGBT Resources

Community Resources

 Local

  • Kentucky Fairness Alliance: http://www.kentuckyfairness.org - Statewide political organization working towards equal rights for LGBT citizens
  • Center for Women and Families: http://www.thecenteronline.org/Regional shelter for people experiencing violence or abuse with excellent LGBT resources             
  • Metro Louisville P-FLAG: www.pflaglouisville.org-PFLAG stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays. Support group for families and friends when someone “comes out” and educational center for families. Trans-inclusive.
  • TSTAR (Trans and Sexuality Teaching, Advocacy and Research): www.tstarlab.comLocal group committed to empowering those with marginalized gender and sexual identities through community building, education, and affirmative research.
  • Louisville Youth GroupLYGmail@louisvilleyouthgroup.com; http://www.louisvilleyouthgroup.com/- Youth group for LGBTQ youth to provide support and social networks.
  • Transwoman Nationalwww.transwomennational.org - Adult group for persons identifying on the trans-feminine spectrum.
  • Louisville TransMan: louisvilletransman.wixsite.com/support - Adult group for persons identifying on the trans-masculine spectrum.
  • OutCare Health- Local Provider Directory of LGBT-Friendly Providers:  www.outcarehealth.org-This national organization hosts a state-level directory of LGBT-friendly health care and mental health providers.

 

National

  • The Fenway Institute National LGBT Health Education Center http://fenwayhealth.org/the-fenway-institute/education/the-national-lgbt-health-education-center/The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community through access to the highest quality online education for health care professionals for the care of LGBTQ patients and populations. All online modules are free and qualify for continuing education credits.
  • Healthy People 2020 http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-healthUS Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion created Healthy People 2020 to create goals for elimination of our country’s health disparities, including those of the LGBT community.
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) www.glma.orgGLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers. Offered online: GLMA: Guidelines for Care of LGBT Patients. http://www.qahc.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/GLMA_guide.pdf
  • Family Acceptance Project www.familyproject.sfsu.eduThis organization uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children, thereby decreasing negative health and mental health outcomes such as suicide.
  • The Healthcare Equity Index (HEI)http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/healthcare-equality-indexThe national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees. 
  •  The Joint Commission http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide.pdfAn independent  organization, that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. In 2011 the Joint Commission released: Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide . This field guide from The Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.
  • Lambda Legal https://myhs.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/documents/41620/0/When+Health+Care+Isn't+Caring+small_1.pdf/534b6486-094b-4093-a213-e94a84e51e7bThrough litigation, education and policy advocacy, Lambda Legal protects the rights of LGBT people seeking health care and works to ensure that medical professionals and healthcare facilities understand their responsibility to treat LGBT patients fairly. When Health Care Isn’t Caring. Lambda Legal’s Survey of Discrimination against LGBT People and People with HIV.
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)  http://www.wpath.org/
    As an international multidisciplinary professional Association the mission of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.
  • Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (San Francisco)http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-variant communities.

 

Exemplary Practice Models

  • Callen Lorde Community Health Center http://callen-lorde.org/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBT health issues.

 

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