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
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
“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
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
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
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 Tuberculosis Cultural Profile
The following section describes beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Vietnamese residing in the U.S.
September 29, 2009 · Article
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
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 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
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
Nutrition and Fasting in Vietnamese Culture
Information about nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Vietnamese community in Seattle.
March 8, 2001 · Article
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
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
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
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
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
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
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- Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
A centralized location to find current information about Asian Pacific Islander (API ) health status and issues affecting API health.
- Cardiovascular Risk in the Cambodian Community
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) worked in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health to assess the cardiovascular health status of AAPIs. The Cambodian community is the third of four AAPI populations studied. Others are Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Native Hawaiians. This PDF is a collaborative report from the NHLBI, the AAPIA Health Forum, and Lowell Community Health Center.
- Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Testing Among Vietnamese Americans
This article reports the results of a baseline telephone survey about HBV in population-based samples of Vietnamese Americans living in the San Francisco/San Jose metropolitan areas of Northern California and the Greater Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia metropolitan area in 2007-2008.
- Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW)
HBCW has worked to bring hepatitis B awareness and education to the API community since 1997, and has since expanded work to other populations from high risk regions. Work includes exploration into culturally appropriate and effective strategies for reaching families and household members of positive individuals, and promoting understanding of the liver disease, including testing, immunizations and treatment for hepatitis B. HBCW is a network of health care professionals and community volunteers, health departments, community clinics, and nonprofit organizations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stanford Ethno Med: Ethnic-Specific Geriatric Care in the United States
Stanford School of Medicine has developed an Ethnogeriatric Curriculum for 13 ethnicities to better prepare health professionals in providing culturally-competent care. Intended to be used as a teaching curriculum, including culture specific information, case studies, and other tools and resources.
- U.S. Census 2000: An Overview of National and Regional Trends in Vietnamese Residential Distribution
Article on the HmongStudies.com website about national and regional trends in Vietnamese residential distribution. By Mark E Pfeifer, PhD. 2001.
- Vietnamese American Older Adults
A site from Stanford School of Medicine presenting ethnic-specific modules on the health and health and healthcare of multicultural older adults. The curriculum provides cultural information, learning modules, tools and resources.
- Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board
The Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB) is a coalition of families, community members based in Seattle WA to support families of children with developmental delay in the Vietnamese community. The Board seeks to be a resource to families and community members, assisting people to connect to therapeutic and support services across the care system and educating the community about autism and developmental delay.