AF4Q Equity: Maine Race, Ethnicity and Language Community Partnership

The Maine Race, Ethnicity and Language Community Partnership is part of the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation whose mission is 'Improving Health and Health Care in Communities Across America'.

AF4Q Equity: Maine Race, Ethnicity and Language Community Partnership

The Maine Race, Ethnicity and Language Community Partnership is part of the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation whose mission is 'Improving Health and Health Care in Communities Across America'.

AF4Q: Maine Race, Ethnicity and Language Partnership

Enhancing Racial Ethnic Language (REL) Data Collection and Proper Utilization

Executive Report: Enhancing Racial Ethnic Language (REL) Data Collection and Proper Utilization: Telescoping Through the Cultural Eyes

This executive report showcases the importance of the collection of data based on race, ethnicity and language in our health care system and is reflected through the community-cultural eyes.

This report represents the results of a series of focus groups and educational outreaches to five REL groups (Somali, Spanish, African-American, Cambodian and Arabic communities) in Cumberland County, Maine to assess among other things, their perceptions on reasons why REL data are being collected for quality health delivery, covering several important trends, the most significant of which were:

  • Awareness
  • Cultural differences and uniqueness
  • Expectations and trust issues


Individual community reports are available below.  This report will add to the body of knowledge on improving efforts to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to our vulnerable minority community in our State.

For more information, contact:

Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, OPIc

Access Project Director

Minority Health Program

Portland Public Health and Human Services

City of Portland

389 Congress St.
Portland, ME  04101


Tel: 207-874-8773 Fax: 207.874.8913

email: bak@portlandmaine.gov

web site: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/hhs/phminority.asp

 

CLAS Standards and The Blueprint - Now Available!

The enhanced National CLAS Standards and The Blueprint, their accompanying guidance document, are now available at www.ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov!  The National Standards for Culturally...