Quality resources for diverse populations


Fam Pract Manag. 2002 Oct;9(9):16.

To the Editor:

While I applaud the intent of and much of the content in “Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice” [June 2002, page 39], it omitted two exceptional resources for family physicians, and was incorrect in some of its inferences.

The AAFP recently partnered with the federal government to create “Quality Care for Diverse Populations,” an informational video and CD-ROM available for purchase at www.aafp.org/catalog or by calling 800–944–0000. Until I retired this year, I served as director of the Quality Center in the Bureau of Primary Health Care and my staff worked with the AAFP in this effort. We also developed “The Provider’s Guide to Quality & Culture,” available online at erc.msh.org/quality&culture.

Editor’s response:

If space limitations had permitted us to publish a list of resources with the article, it might well have included the two that you mention. Thank you for bringing them to our attention.


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