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Challenges Somali Families Face with Social Distancing

A blog post about unique challenges Somali families face with social distancing and tips to help families stay safe.

May 26, 2020 · Article

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WHO: Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19

This document highlights public health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for social and religious practices and gatherings during Ramadan that can be applied across different national contexts.

April 20, 2020 · PDF

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COVID-19 Online Information

A collection of local and national online information resources regarding COVID-19, including links to translated materials.

March 16, 2020 · Article, Video

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Tuberculosis Series: Intro

Intro article to EthnoMed’s series about tuberculosis. While Tb was the leading cause of death in the US in the early 1900s, it is now primarily found in immigrant populations.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Epidemiology and Prevention

This article provides information about Tuberculosis epidemiology and prevention. It is part of a larger EthnoMed series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Screening and Diagnosis

This article provides information about Tuberculosis screening and diagnosis. It is part of a larger EthnoMed series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Treatment

This article provides information about Tuberculosis treatment, including medication regimens. It is part of a larger EthnoMed series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Approach to Patients

It is important for US healthcare providers to know the historical underlying social stigma of tuberculosis in many immigrant and refugee communities. This article is part of a series on Tuberculosis and discusses how best to approach patients.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis Series: Physical Manifestations of TB Infection

This article provides examples of primary Tuberculosis infection through radiograph images and photos. Part of a larger series on Tuberculosis.

March 7, 2020 · Article

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Tuberculosis in the United States Slide Set

PowerPoint slide show (45 slides)of National Surveillance System Highlights from 2018 – from the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis in the United States.

June 6, 2019 · PDF

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Overcoming Barriers to Care for Hepatitis B Virus Among SE Asians in King County: Literature Review

This literature review explores the burden of Hepatitis B Virus in Southeast Asian countries and immigrants in the United States, and explores the existing barriers to testing and treatment, as well as intervention and testing recommendations for providers.

February 7, 2019 · Article

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Discussing Measles and MMR Vaccine with Your Somali Patients

Brief article with background information and recommendations relevant to facilitating conversation with Somali patients about measles and MMR vaccine, including addressing concerns related to misinformation about link between MMR and autism.

April 26, 2018 · Article

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Evaluation of Tuberculosis Program Services for Burmese Refugees in Thailand Resettling to the United States

Report on an evaluation of tuberculosis services developed following an outbreak of MDR TB among a group of 15,000 displaced Laotian Hmong living in Thailand.

June 1, 2017 · PDF

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Measles Outbreak: A Somali Health Board presentation

video of a presentation about measles and the outbreak in the SeSomali community in Minnesota, with discussion and education about concern in Somali communities of perceived link between MMR vaccine and autism.

April 5, 2017 · Video

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Talking Points For Discussing Flu Vaccine With Patients

Talking points for providers that might be useful when encountering resistance to vaccination among refugee and immigrant patients.

July 14, 2016 · Article

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Somali Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices Regarding Vaccination

In 2011 Public Health Seattle King County held focus groups with local Somali community leaders to learn about their attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding vaccination.

July 14, 2016 · Article

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Hepatitis B Research and Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Summary of the NIH Hepatitis B Research Network.

May 23, 2016 · Article

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Chest Radiography and Interpretation

These Pulmonary TB Chest Radiography and Interpretation slides are a product of the Curry International Tuberculosis Center.

September 21, 2011 · PDF

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Clinical Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Slides

Clinical extrapulmonary tuberculosis slides, used with permission from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

January 19, 2010 · PDF

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Vietnamese Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

The following section describes beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Vietnamese residing in the U.S.

September 29, 2009 · Article

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Stamping out TB: A Community-Based Outreach Worker Model for TB Prevention

A slideshow with information about a community based outreach worker model and program in 3 refugee communities in Seattle and King County in 1999-2001.

September 15, 2009 · PDF

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Somali Audio Teaching Tool about Tuberculosis and TB Treatment

This audio-based education tool can be used to introduce the topic of TB, prior to even beginning to discuss the need for PPD skin testing or at any step in the TB evaluation process (it can be used after a PPD is determined to be positive, after the x-ray has been performed, before INH has been recommended, or during INH TLTBI to reinforce the rationale for taking treatment for LTBI).

September 3, 2009 · Audio, PDF

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Cambodian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Some cultural information about tuberculosis in Cambodian communities.

July 15, 2009 · Article

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Oromo Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Oromo immigrants living in Seattle, WA.

July 15, 2009

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Ethiopian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Ethiopian immigrants living in Seattle, WA.

July 15, 2009

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Assessment of King County Residents at Risk of Exposure to Avian Influenza

Concerns related to Avian flu transmission and risk in King County communities. Links to additional resources of information in several languages.

March 1, 2009 · Article

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Somali Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Background & Methods In recognition of the role that culture plays in shaping people’s attitudes towards illness and their compliance […]

February 1, 2006

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HIV/STD Infections in Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans

The following section describes the epidemiology, beliefs, and high risk sexual practices regarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) infection among Vietnamese residing in Vietnam and in the United States.

August 21, 2000 · Article

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Tigrinya Hepatitis Cultural Profile

A brief overview of Tigrinya understanding on hepatitis.

March 1, 1998 · Article

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Somali Hepatitis Cultural Profile

A brief overview of Somali cultural understandings of hepatitis.

March 1, 1998 · Article

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Hepatitis Cultural Profile for Amharic Speakers

A brief overview of some cultural understandings of hepatitis.

March 1, 1998 · Article

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