2024 Diabetes Calendars

NEW! 2024 Calendars with photos and information about healthy eating and diabetes. In Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Khmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya & Vietnamese.

December 23, 2020 · PDF


Senior woman talks with a doctor online

Navigating Telehealth in Limited English Proficiency Populations

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, PDF


Chinese Mom and Baby Smiling

Postpartum Practices among Vietnamese and Chinese Patients

The goal of this handout is to increase awareness among practitioners serving Asian patients so that excellent care is delivered with sensitivity to patients’ values.

October 17, 2019 · PDF


Child with a Fever

“Fever” in SE Asians. Does it really mean an elevated body temperature?

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


3 Southeast Asian women looking at something

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


Vietnamese Senior Association

The Vietnamese Senior Association (VSA) is a Seattle non-profit organization, founded in 1993. The mission of VSA is to help Vietnamese and other seniors remove barriers and engage in their new community.

August 7, 2017 · Article


Language expert Mekonnen Gebretsadik and Benji Perin discussing Tigrigna phrases.

Phrases of Courtesy in Nine Languages: A Tool for Medical Providers

Features videos of native speakers saying phrases of courtesy in nine languages. This tool is to help develop rapport in the interpreted health encounter.

August 8, 2013 · Article, Video


Asian woman

Saving Face: Recognizing and Managing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Asian Americans

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


Vietnamese woman in traditional hate

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


Image of jars of traditional medicines on shelves

Traditional Vietnamese Medicine: Historical Perspective and Current Usage

A brief history of the development of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine and its influences particularly by Southern China.

August 20, 2009 · Article


Post-partum Practices among Vietnamese and Chinese Patients

A 2 page brochure and related poster about the post-partum practice of a "sitting month" among Vietnamese and Chinese patients.

August 14, 2009 · PDF


Cancer Risks and Prevention Practices Among Vietnamese Refugees

Article discusses survey of 215 Vietnamese adults living in San Francisco to assess the population's behavioral risk factors, use of cancer screening procedures, and knowledge of cancer.

February 10, 2009 · PDF


Vietnamese women

Breast Cancer in Asian Women

Information about beliefs and attitudes that guide Asian women's health care seeking behavior, with particular focus on Vietnamese women and screening and treatment of breast cancer.

April 24, 2008 · Article


Chinese herbal store

Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Potential Risks and Drug Interactions

This article focuses on commonly used Chinese and Western botanicals and potential risks associated with their use. Four tables are included: Incompatible Combinations, Herbs with Teratogenic Effects, Herbs with Potential for Toxic Effects, and Herb-Drug Interactions.

September 1, 2004 · Article


Ethiopian food

Process and Practice of Cross Cultural Education for Vietnamese and Ethiopian Diabetes Patients

An article about an effort to develop and translate culturally appropriate educational diabetes materials, and educate a diverse population.

June 1, 2002 · Article


Medical Examiner Dialogue: Vietnamese Buddhist

Introduction Please first read Death: The Cross Cultural Context – which serves as an introduction for this encounter. Trust Cross […]

June 1, 2002 · Article


Vietnamese Pho

Nutrition and Fasting in Vietnamese Culture

Information about nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Vietnamese community in Seattle.

March 8, 2001 · Article


An old Vietnamese man looking down

Death Rituals in Vietnamese Society

A look at some of the rituals around death in Vietnamese culture from a personal perspective.

December 1, 2000 · Article


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


Photo of baby bottles

Delayed Bottle Weaning and Iron Deficiency in Southeast Asian Toddlers

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


Sleeping infant

Peripartum and Infant Care Issues and Practices among Refugee Groups in Seattle

Some traditional practices around pregnancy and infant care in Southeast Asian and East African groups in Seattle.

August 1, 1996


Three school children in a classroom in Southeast Asia

Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients

A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.

August 1, 1996 · Article


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Screening for Depression Among Newly Arrived Vietnamese Refugees in Primary Care Settings

Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Dedra Buchwald, MD et al. West J Med, October 1995; 163:341-345.

October 2, 1995 · Article, PDF


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Mental Health and Illness in Vietnamese Refugees

Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine by Steven J. Gold, PhD, Whittier, CA. West J Med, Sept. 1992; 157:290-294.

September 6, 1992 · Article