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Health Equity Insights

Expert tips and insights about cultural competency, implicit bias, and health equity in healthcare.

How to Reduce Health Disparities with Cultural Competency

Reducing health disparities is essential to ensuring that all individuals have access to quality...

Understanding Minority Mental Health and Improving Care

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, observed every July, highlights the mental health...

The Importance of Pronoun Use in Healthcare Settings

Pronouns are a fundamental aspect of our identities. For many individuals, especially those who are...

Advancing LGBTQ+ Mental Healthcare Through Cultural Competency

Cultural competency is essential for providing effective and compassionate mental healthcare,...

Practical Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Healthcare Environment for LGBTQ+ Patients

In today's healthcare landscape, providing inclusive and culturally competent care is more...

Pride Month Activities for Enhancing LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency in Healthcare

Pride Month, celebrated in June, honors the LGBTQ+ community’s history, achievements, and ongoing...

Cross-Cultural Care in Mental Health & Depression: Why Cultural Competency Training Matters

Cultural competency in mental healthcare is essential for healthcare providers to understand and...

Gender Bias in Mental Health Care

Gender bias significantly affects the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. This bias...

Unconscious Bias in Mental Health

In mental health care, the consequences of bias can profoundly affect patient outcomes. Despite the...

Mental Health Awareness Month Activities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a critical time for healthcare professionals to focus on...

Understanding Washington State's Health Equity Training Requirement

The importance of addressing health disparities has never been more pronounced, particularly in the...

Collecting REaL/SOGI Data with Cultural Competency

As the demographic makeup of the United States continues to evolve, with projections indicating...

Black Maternal Health Week 2024: Elevating Care Through Cultural Competency

Black Maternal Health Week 2024 (#BMHW24, April 11-17) is an opportunity to equip healthcare...

­­What is Medical Bias?

Medical bias, or prejudice in healthcare settings, can significantly impact patient care and...

Navigating Healthcare During Ramadan: A Guide for Clinicians

Developing cultural competency is essential for providing effective and empathic patient care. For...

What Is Racial Bias in Healthcare?

Understanding and addressing racial bias is essential to delivering equitable healthcare. Racial...

The Impact of Health Literacy on Health Disparities

Healthcare professionals are notorious for throwing around complex medical concepts and jargon that...

What Is Structural Bias in Healthcare?

In today's evolving healthcare landscape, understanding and addressing structural bias is an...

What is Gender Bias in Healthcare?

Gender bias in healthcare is the disparity in treatment and care that individuals receive based on...

Embracing Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

As society becomes progressively diverse, the healthcare industry must evolve to meet the varied...

Language Access Plans for Healthcare Organizations

Until recently, many hospitals and healthcare organizations lacked formal interpreter services for...

How Does Implicit Bias Affect Healthcare Providers?

Person-centered care is a benchmark for high-value healthcare. The expectation of person-centered...

How to Reduce Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Implicit bias, or the unconscious attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions,...

October Is Health Literacy Month

This October, as we recognize Health Literacy Month, it is essential to promote and enhance the...

How To Build Patient Trust in Healthcare

Relationships between patients and healthcare professionals are based on the same qualities...

Cultural Barriers in Healthcare & Communication Techniques to Explore Them

Culture shapes almost every aspect of our lives, including our beliefs, customs, and daily...

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Considerations in Nursing

The US healthcare landscape is comprised of diverse cultures, beliefs, and traditions. As frontline...

What Is Cultural Sensitivity In Healthcare?

In a diverse marketplace, cultural sensitivity in healthcare is an ethical responsibility and a...

The Importance of Cultural Awareness In Nursing

The ability of nurses to effectively communicate, understand, and provide high-quality care to...

What Is Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Counseling?

Healthcare administrators and mental health practitioners must adopt culturally responsive...

How to Implement Cultural Competency Training for Your Healthcare Team

In today's healthcare landscape, cultural competency ranks as a top priority for healthcare...

Cross-Cultural Care in Nursing with Hispanic Populations

The U.S. is home to a rapidly growing Hispanic population, making it essential for healthcare...

The Importance of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare

As patient populations grow more diverse, the healthcare system must adapt and provide care that is...

Why Is Culturally Sensitive Therapy Important?

Within the field of mental health treatment, there's an urgent need for culturally competent mental...

Racial Health Equity in Healthcare Organizations

Quality Interactions is committed to empowering healthcare providers to provide equitable care...

Joint Commission Health Equity Standards

The Joint Commission, a leading nonprofit in the healthcare sector, accredits heathcare...

Explaining Cultural Competence vs Cultural Awareness

Cultural competence is a term that has been in use since the 1980s to describe the ability of...

How Implicit Bias Impacts Healthcare Delivery & What You Can Do About It

Implicit (or unconscious) happens when our actions, behaviors, or judgments are influenced by...

DEI Planning for Healthcare Organizations

A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plan is a critical tool your healthcare organization can...

Culturally Competent Care in Telemedicine [Checklist]

Telemedicine has the potential to reshape the delivery of healthcare and improve health equity....

5 Videos to Help You Understand Structural Racism

Conversations around achieving health equity often include references to structural racism (also...

How to Meet the 4 Most Important CLAS Standards

Cultural competency training can help you and your healthcare team meet the CLAS Standards related...

Effective Communication with LEP Populations

Approximately 21.5 million individuals in the United States belong to the LEP population. For these...

Blended Implicit Bias Training for Michigan & Beyond

In June 2022, Michigan joined a growing number of states in requiring implicit bias or cultural...

Why Gender Pronouns Matter [Infographic]

Pronouns are a standard part of speech and written communication. They provide a shorthand way to...

Black History and Contemporary Healthcare

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize Black Americans' contributions to our...

Health Equity & Healthcare for LGBTQ Populations

The United States has a long history of anti-LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)...

News Media Call on Dr. Betancourt to Illuminate COVID-19 Disparities

Top media outlets, including NPR and CNN, have turned to Quality Interactions Co-Founder, Dr....

Cultural Competency and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable among us. This includes...

Quality Interactions Selected as ACAP Preferred Vendor

Quality Interactions’ pioneering cultural competency education was chosen by the Association for...

6 Culturally Sensitive Ways to Approach Mental Health

Culture impacts every mental health patient—and every mental health practitioner. Culture is a key...

Cultural Awareness in Healthcare: A Checklist

Culture is a complex concept. It includes people’s beliefs, values, behaviors, and ways of...

Border Walls: Cultural Competency and Considerations for the Hispanic/Latino Population

Culture has a profound impact on healthcare decision-making for Latino individuals and families....

Cultural Competency and Value-Based Care

 The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country. Yet we struggle with healthcare access...

Best Practices for Working with Patients with LEP in Healthcare

Limited English proficiency (LEP) refers to a lack of fluency or comfort in the English language....

Why Is Implicit Bias Training Important?

Historically, companies and institutions have grappled with the challenge of discriminatory...

The Time Objection: Cross-Cultural Care and the Ever-Shortening Office Visit

I've given hundreds of presentations on culturally-competent care to busy clinicians around the...

How to Approach Medical Decision-Making Across Cultures

If you've grown up in the U.S., you're probably familiar with the concept of a patient's "right to...

Unconscious Bias in Healthcare

Unconscious (or implicit) bias can have a life-or-death impact in a healthcare environment....

What Is The IAT And How Does It Work? Uncover Your Hidden Bias.

Everyone has unconscious or implicit biases that impact our judgment and behavior. Since these...

What Are Leading Organizations Doing to Achieve Health Equity?

This has been a banner year for Moffitt Cancer Center, with five national distinctions honoring...

A Clinician's Guide to the Use of Interpreters in Healthcare

Effective communication is the lifeblood of healthcare interactions, and this becomes particularly...

What Is Health Literacy And Why Is It So Important?

Health literacy describes a person's ability to obtain and understand the medical information...