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Philadelphia Department of Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health, and Asian/Pacific American Advisory Committee on Health Care. 1995. In their own words: Prenatal care and Southeast Asian women. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health, 1 videotape (20 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch), 1 fold-out brochure.

Annotation: This videotape is produced to encourage foreign language speaking Southeast Asian women to seek prenatal care early in their pregnancies. Women interviewed in the video speak frankly about Western health care practices that they find disturbing or unacceptable and how they have worked through these differences to find common ground with their health care providers. Topics discussed include an emphasis on good prenatal care, examination procedures, and talking with the health care staff. The videotape is available in Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian. The enclosed brochure, in English, lists 20 suggested follow-up questions to discuss with patients in a culturally-sensitive context. A video synopsis is provided as well.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Fax: (202) 784-9777 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHN073.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Consumer education materials, Cultural beliefs, Cultural factors, Cultural sensitivity, Non English language materials, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Prenatal education, Southeast Asians, Videotapes

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Yonemitsu DM, Cleveland JO. 1992. Culturally competent service delivery: A training manual for bilingual/bicultural casemanagers. San Diego, CA: Southeast Asian Developmental Disabilities Project, ca. 90 pp.

Annotation: This manual, intended to help in the training of bilingual and bicultural case managers, provides information about the cultures and health care needs of the Southeast Asian refugee population. It explains the purpose and describes the methods of bilingual and bicultural case management, focusing specifically on the structure, staffing, and activities of the Southeast Asian Developmental Disabilities Project (SEADD) in San Diego, California. Case vignettes illustrate the issues involved. Appendices include organizational charts, job descriptions, and an infant care handbook.

Contact: San Diego- Imperial Counties Developmental Services, 4355 Ruffin Road, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (619) 576-2813 Contact Phone: (619) 576-2996 Fax: (619) 576-2873 Price unknown.

Keywords: Asian Americans, Case management, Children with developmental disabilities, Culturally competent services, Program descriptions, Southeast Asians

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Guillermo T. 1991 (ca.). Hepatitis B Screening Access for Southeast Asians [Final report]. San Francisco, CA: Asian American Health Forum, 16 pp.

Annotation: Although the U.S. Public Health Service provides for hepatitis B surface antigen screening for pregnant women who are refugees, there is concern among many providers of care to the Asian American community that those eligible for these programs are not aware of or do not have access to the facilities that provide the appropriate care. In addition to the accessibility problem, the large majority of Southeast Asians must also deal with linguistic/cultural, structural, educational, and financial barriers which prevent them from receiving appropriate care. This project addressed these and other issues facing this population. All of the sites participating in this project were chosen for their experience and sensitivity in addressing the special needs of this community. The project's goal was to increase access to hepatitis B screening and immunization for Southeast Asian pregnant women and their newborns. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov/Index.aspx Document Number: NTIS PB96-182902.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Barriers to Health Care, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Hepatitis B, Immigrants, Immunization, Minorities, Newborns, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Screening, Southeast Asians

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Okello RA. 1991. Southeast Asian patient representatives (community health workers) home-based maternal and child health education training manual. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Family Health, 74 pp.

Annotation: This manual, part of the Increasing Numbers of Southeast Asians Receiving Comprehensive Health Care Services Project of the Rhode Island Department of Health (INSEARCH), was modeled after the "Parents Helping Parents Home Visitors Training Manual" of the city of Toronto Department of Health. The manual has been written as a resource for community health programs and other professionals for use in preparing representatives to deliver maternal and child health education and community services to Southeast Asian women and their families in Providence. It was designed for training persons from a variety of Southeast Asian ethnic backgrounds, but the material may transferable to other cultural backgrounds. The teaching modules provide information on community resources, genetics and inherited disorders, family planning, prenatal care, prenatal diagnosis, child development, nutrition, childhood diseases, safety, problem solving, sexually transmitted diseases, other preventable diseases and environmental hazards, and dental care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 E-mail: http://www.health.state.ri.us/contactus Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Price unknown.

Keywords: Asian Americans, Child development, Child health promotion, Child health services, Child safety, Community health services, Family centered services, Family planning education, Health education, Health promotion, Home care services, Home visiting, Maternal health services, Nutrition education, Oral health, Outreach, Patient education, Prenatal care, Prenatal diagnosis, Public health programs, Rhode Island, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sociocultural factors, Southeast Asians, Training

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Suitor C. 1990 (ca.). Committee on Nutritional Status During Pregnancy and Lactation [Final report]. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences , 42 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of the project was to: reevaluate the evidence pertaining to weight gain during pregnancy, nutrient supplementation during pregnancy, and the nutritional requirements of lactating mothers; formulate new recommendations pertaining to these maternal and child health issues if warranted by the evidence; and document the evidence, conclusions, and recommendations in three subcommittee reports. This project established an expert committee which evaluated and documented current scientific evidence on pregnancy and lactation and proposed nutritional recommendations for pregnant and lactating women. The goals of the project were to produce and participate in the dissemination of: two reports on nutrition during pregnancy related to the effort to decrease the infant mortality rate, the occurrence of low birth weight, and the occurrence of other adverse outcomes of pregnancy; and a report on nutrition during lactation relating to nationwide breastfeeding promotion efforts. As possible, special attention was to be given to recommendations for adolescents, women over the age of 35, and women of black, Hispanic, and Southeast Asian origin. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov/Index.aspx Document Number: NTIS PB91-241992.

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding, Hispanics, Mothers, Nutrition, Pregnant Adolescents, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Southeast Asians

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Wesley B. 1990 (ca.). Enhancing Access to Maternity Care Services for Low-Income Women in an Area of High Need [Final report]. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Health, 39 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce infant mortality rates by reducing behavioral risk factors. Taking into consideration the literacy level and cultural diversity of the target population, the project's education and outreach initiatives emphasized how to become eligible for and how to use the available service programs. A guidebook on nutrition for pregnant teenagers, a videotape on how to obtain prenatal care, and a prenatal care information booklet were produced. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Barriers to Health Care, Data Collection, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Minorities, Outreach, Pregnant Women, Southeast Asians, Substance Abuse, Uninsured, WIC Program, Women

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Taylor MM. 1985. Transcultural aspects of breastfeeding - U.S.A.. Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group, 21 pp. (Lactation consultant series; unit 2)

Annotation: It is the intent of this unit to aid the reader in understanding how certain values, customs, and rituals influence clients' attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs regarding health care. Within this unit are characterized five general cultural groups found in the United States: American Indians, Black Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Southeast Asians. For each culture, the history for the group in the U.S. is reviewed, followed by the importance of the family within the culture and what persons constitute family.

Keywords: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Breastfeeding, Hispanic Americans, Minority groups, Pregnancy, Southeast Asians

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