Texas Health Resources, through various services and initiatives, is focused on the delivery of more culturally effective and responsive services to our multicultural populations to live our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.
And education is one aspect we use actively to learn about the nuances of the cultural dynamics in health for the different communities that seek our care.
As a service to our clinicians and health communities to providing effective culturally appropriate care, please find video segment links from the Binational Health Week held in Dallas-Fort Worth in October.
Binational Health Week
Binational Health Week (BHW) has become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of underserved immigrants and migrants of Latin American origin living in the United States, and Canada. It encompasses an annual weeklong series of health promotion and health education activities that include workshops, insurance referrals and medical screenings.
Learn more about the Binational Week.
2012 Program Modules
Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems Among Hispanic National Groups in the U.S. - Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., UT Southwestern & UT Health Science Center at Houston
Laying the Foundation for HIV/STD Prevention in the Community - Rudy Garcia, Health Educator, UT Southwestern
Understanding Family Violence in Migrant Populations - Susan Clark, Ph.D., LCSW, Hopes Door Domestic Violence Center, and Lucila Morin, M.S.W., Community Council of Greater Dallas
The Effect of Immigration on Children’s Health - Yesenia Watters, M.S.W., Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
A Healthier Tomorrow: Call to Action - June Marshall, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals
2011 Program Modules
Latin Americas Hueseros, Sobadores and Chiropractors - Dr. Juan Manuel Sanchez
An Introduction to Mexicos Indigenous Traditional Medicine - Irma Cervantes
An Introduction to Mexicos Indigenous Traditional Medicine - Dr. Columba Marin
Note on modules by Ms. Cervantes and Dr. Marin. Speakers sponsored by The Memnosyne Foundation: Of great concern among both women, and their communities, is the protection of traditional knowledge in terms of both preservation as well as protecting their Native American communities inherited knowledge from those who might seek to copyright their traditions. There have been many nightmares in recent years caused by pharmaceutical companies seeking to patent indigenous peoples' remedies that then resulted in it becoming illegal for the indigenous people to use the remedies they had used for centuries. The reason this is a very real fear, is that for many poorer families, these remedies are their only means of survival and that knowledge must therefore be protected from those who would seek to take advantage. Therefore, while Dr. Columba Marin and Irma Cervantes are always happy to share their knowledge, it is important that it is made clear that those benefiting from their presentation agree to not seek to copyright or patent any of the formulas they present, as the medicines are often centuries old and are the cultural heritage of entire communities. Thank you.
MEXICAN FOLK MEDICINE AND FOLK BELIEFS Curanderismo y yerbas Medicinales - Eliseo - Cheo - Torres, Ph.D.
Integrating Complimentary and Alternative Medicine into the Daily Practice of Allopathic Medicine - Kathleen Wyne, M.D., Ph.D., FACE, FNLA
Holistic Integrated Care at Texas Health Resources: A Patient Centered Model - Mina Kini, M.S., M.S.W., Diane Thomas, R.N., M.S.N., CWOCN, Carol Scheidel, R.N., B.S.N.
Chicken Soup, Gil Flores
2010 Program Modules: Building Provider-Patient Communication Skills to meet new 2011 Joint Commission Standards
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient - and Family - Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals - Christina L. Cordero, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Advanced Directives and Grief in the Latino Population - Elizabeth Paulk, M.D., Alexander Peralta, Jr., M.D.
Techniques for the Limited English Proficient Patient - Jorge Ungo
Migration, Diet and Diabetes - Carolyn Smith Morris, Ph.D.
Making it Work! - Peggy Bailey, Ph.D.
2009 Program Modules
Mexico's Current Efforts Toward Equity, Hilda Davila
The Current State of Disparities in the Hispanic Population, Eduardo J. Sanchez
2008 Program Modules
Health Initiatives of the Americas
Cultural Competency: How it Applies to Organizations and Delivery of Clinical Services
Expert Panel Discussion on Care for the Underserved Population
2007 Program Modules
Tips to Improve Doctor/Patient Relationship
Healers, Witchcraft and Health
Health Literacy: Help your Patients Understand
Cultural Competence: What Can You Do?
This Public Service Announcement, created in 2006, is a legacy project of the first cohort of the AHA/HRET Culturally Competence Leadership Fellowship.
Fellows from Texas Health Resources, along with 12 other health-related organizations, collaborated on this PSA to raise awareness about challenges experienced by patients due to language, communication or cultural barriers in the process of seeking healthcare.
Cultural Competency is the solution. What are you doing about it?