Research & Practice

Developing A Culturally Relevant Diabetes Education Tool for An Ethiopian Patient Population is a program of Harborview Medical Center and serves as an online hub for information about cultural beliefs and health issues pertinent to refugees and immigrants in Seattle. The target audience is clinicians working with refugee and immigrant communities with the goal of bridging cultural and language barriers occurring during clinical care. counts over 70,000 visits a month from local, national, and international audiences and has been widely recognized as a unique and reliable source of information.

The purpose of this project was to develop a culturally relevant diabetes education tool for practitioners to use with Ethiopian patients to improve diabetes-related health outcomes in the Ethiopian patient population and to facilitate greater cross-cultural communication between patients and practitioners.

Materials Available

Project Type(s): MPH Practicum

Author(s): Mei Yook (Lisa) Woo

Program(s): Master of Public Health

Year: 2016