UPDATE: This story has been corrected to more accurately reflect the status of Meyer's position, the timing of the submission of the transformation plan and the nature of the council's vote regarding fluoridation.
November 20, 2012 -- Oregon’s new coordinated care organizations should make important public health goals such as reducing diabetes and obesity top priorities, but they must realize that culturally appropriate care is essential if their messages are to be heard, a top public health official told The Lund Report.
April 30, 2012 —Mexican-American women who participated in a culturally tailored weight management program lost weight, reduced their fat and sugar consumption and improved their eating habits according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. At the end of the year-long De Por Vida (“For Life”) program, the women had lost an average of nearly 16 pounds.
March 8, 2012 – Caring for patients from diverse cultures can be a daunting task for nurses who may only have practiced in relatively homogeneous workplaces and face communication difficulties.
That’s why the Oregon Center of Nursing has begun offering a series of trainings for nurses who want to become more culturally competent. Training sessions are focused on Latino, Burmese and Somali/Bantu populations.
February 21, 2012 -- Between February and May 2012, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) will offer free in-person and webinar courses to current and student healthcare professionals who would like to increase their cultural competence skills with patients and co-workers as part of the Cultural Competence Network (CCN) event series.