- Healthcare reform is here, millions of dollars are being invested…. What will the outcomes be for marginalized populations? What is the role of culture and interpersonal communication in healthcare services, marketing and behavior change?
- The Policy ThinkShop recommends: The Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Health Resources and Services Administration has a useful website addressing the relationship between healthcare needs, the sociodemographic variables of persons and communities who have those needs and the healthcare provider workforce and institutional systems addressing those needs.
“Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill. To improve individual health and build healthy communities, health care providers need to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities.”
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