Assessment and Planning

A Toolkit for Collecting Race, Ethnicity and Primary Language Information From Patients
The Health Research and Educational Trust, with its partners, is pleased to present this toolkit for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language information in health care organizations. It is designed to help hospitals, health systems, community health centers, health plans, and other potential users in understanding the importance of accurate data collection, assessing organizational capacity to do so, and implementing a framework designed specifically or obtaining information from patients/enrollees about their race, ethnicity, and primary (preferred) language efficiently, effectively, and respectfully.

Diversity Assessment Tool
A tool that hospital and health care leaders can use as a starting point in evaluating the diversity and cultural proficiency of their organization, and identifying what activities and practices are in place or need to be implemented. This checklist is based on Dr.Dreachslin’s research.

Conducting A Cultural Competence Self-Assessment 
SUNY/Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
This self-audit tool is used to evaluate where an organization sits within a “spectrum of cultural competence.”



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