One Voice, One Community: Leadership

One Voice, One Community: Leadership

In convening the 2010 Summit teams, SAMHSA invited various members of the community, representatives of faith, non-profit, business, government and other organizations, to begin a dialogue and to devise initiatives regarding mental health and substance use. Team members stand as equal partners jointly invested in an effort to create positive change at the local level. […]

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Infection prevention and control in community services

Infection prevention and control in community services

preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections continues to be a significant challenge to health and social care services throughout the world including here in Ireland a healthcare-associated infection is any infection which is contracted as a direct result of treatment in or contact with a health or social care setting. they can have a huge […]

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Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

[MUSIC PLAYING] 45 million African Americans; 76 percent Obese & Overweight Adults; 40 percent High Blood Pressure; 48 percent Smoke Cigarettes Local Leaders & Businesses can help make healthy living easier in African American communities. People of color in this community continue to be the ones with [the] highest degrees of diabetes, highest degrees of […]

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Building Community, Building Hope

Building Community, Building Hope

WOMAN, VOICE-OVER: I THINK IN THE INITIAL, UM, THINKING OF CHILD WELFARE, WE WERE TRYING TO SAVE CHILDREN, TRYING TO RESCUE THEM FROM THEIR FAMILIES. TODAY, WE KNOW THAT IF WE WANT TO SAVE CHILDREN, WE HAVE TO SAVE THEIR FAMILIES. WE KNOW THAT INTERVENING EARLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN […]

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The Cultural Transformation of Healthcare

The Cultural Transformation of Healthcare

– HI. I’M TRACEY GAUDET. I’M THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF PATIENT CENTERED CARE AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION, AND IT’S REALLY EXCITING FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO YOU TODAY. WHAT WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE, THE FUTURE OF VA HEALTH CARE, AND WHERE WE’RE GOING. THE […]

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Building Community, Building Hope Trailer

Building Community, Building Hope Trailer

WOMAN: I HAVE NEVER MET A PARENT THAT DIDN’T LOVE THEIR KID. THEY JUST HAVE A LOT OF COMPLEX ISSUES THAT THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO SORT THROUGH, THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE. AND OUR SYSTEM DOESN’T HELP BECAUSE WE MAKE OUR SYSTEM VERY COMPLEX. SEYMOUR: AT LEAST 50% OF THE KIDS THAT ARE […]

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Cultural Dimension: direct versus indirect communication style

Cultural Dimension: direct versus indirect communication style

Direct versus indirect communication Different cultures favorite different communication styles A direct communications style is one in which the burden of communication is on the speaker that person is expected to be clear Get to the point be specific A good direct speaker is one who ensures that the listeners understand what is being said […]

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Cultural Dimension: me or we

Cultural Dimension: me or we

Individualism or collectivism? Do you define yourself as an “I” or a “we”? In considering cultural dimensions or attributes individualism the “I” prefers independence and self-reliance As an individual you are expected to take care of yourself and your immediate family but you have no obligation to the larger community. Cultures which focus on individualism […]

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Cultural Dimension: low versus high power distance

Cultural Dimension: low versus high power distance

POWER DISTANCE Do you feel more comfortable working in a strong hierarchy or do you prefer a sense of equality with all of your colleagues? This sensibility is called “power distance” and it concerns the degree to which power is distributed and expected in an organization or other culture. How does an individual, or group […]

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