The goal of this article is to highlight best practices in Telemedicine as they are emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic and the barriers and facilitators to a successful Telehealth visit with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients.
August 3, 2020 · Article
A short clinical pearl about a complaint of fever, but the patient doesn't have a fever in the doctor's office.
September 16, 2019 · Article
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
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
The information provided in this refugee health profile is intended to help resettlement agencies, clinicians and providers understand the cultural background and health issues of concern for Burmese refugee populations.
March 15, 2016 · PDF
The overarching goal of the video is to demonstrate a culturally competent approach to addressing the stigma of mental illness in Asian-American patients.
January 26, 2011 · PDF, Video
This study was undertaken to determine if culturally influenced feeding practices are associated with iron deficiency in infants and toddlers from low-income families, including Southeast Asian families.
July 1, 1997 · Article
Some traditional practices around pregnancy and infant care in Southeast Asian and East African groups in Seattle.
August 1, 1996
Please also see our Related Websites page for a selected list of websites related to the populations or topics covered on EthnoMed.
- Burmese Refugee Health Profile - CDC
The information in this refugee health profile is intended to help resettlement agencies, clinicians, and public health providers understand the health issues of greatest interest or concern pertaining to Burmese refugee populations in the United States, as well as their cultural background and circumstances.
- Burmese refugees, miles away from home, haunted by memories of war
An article summarizing the experience and situation of Burmese refugees living in Seattle.
- Chin Human Rights Organization
Formed in 1995 by a group of Chin activists who began monitoring human rights situation in Chin State and Western Burma along the borders with India and Bangladesh, the CHRO has grown from a small organization to a well-respected and professionally managed human rights organization.
- Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center
COR Center resources in the Tools for Trainers area include Refugee Training and Orientation: A Guide for Service Providers, Cultural Orientation Training: An Introduction for Trainers video, and a workbook for trainers. These resources were designed for service providers working with refugees to enhance understanding, design, and delivery of training and orientation. This is an archived website.
- Invisible Newcomers: Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutan in the United States
This report paints a historical and demographic portrait of the Burmese and Bhutanese experience in the United States and gives voice to one Southeast Asian refugee community and one South Asian refugee community who are largely invisible in the current national discourse on Asian American socioeconomic outcomes.
- Multicultural Health - A Guide for Health Professionals (Australia)
Community Profiles for Health Care Providers is a practical tool that assists health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture. The profiles provide information for health care providers on the communication styles, health in Australia, health beliefs and practices, social determinants of health and utilization of health services of 18 multicultural communities. Includes specific resources with focus on the pregnancy, birth and post-natal care practices of 11 communities.
- Refugee Families from Burma
This resource provides general cultural information, while recognizing that every family is unique and that cultural practices will vary by household and by generation. Several Burmese community leaders were interviewed for this back-grounder.
- Refugee Wellness Country Guide - Burma (Myanmar)
Published in 2018 by the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, this 2 page report provides information about country, language and minority populations of Burma, including helpful tips for refugee resettlement workers and mental health providers, information about healthcare in refugee camps, and cultural beliefs and customs.
- Refugees from Burma: Their Backgrounds and Refugee Experiences
This profile provides information about the richly diverse histories, cultures, and backgrounds of the refugees from Burma, with a focus on the Burmans (the country's majority ethnic group), the Karen and their various subgroups, and the Chin.
- Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (SEAMAAC)
SEAMAAC's mission is to support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.
- Working with Refugees from Burma to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning
This 2010 document from the NY State Department of Health provides information on the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning among recent Burmese refugees, and prevention issues specific to this population. Also included is a discussion of some of the cultural and health practices common among Burmese refugees. It is intended for staff at resettlement organizations and local health departments, as well as health care providers, in order to facilitate effective communication with Burmese refugees on issues related to lead poisoning prevention, health care, and general health promotion.