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doi: 10.1097/01.mlr.0000419331.18978.f1

The authors would like to thank Amy Rosen, PhD, and Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD, Deputy Editors of Medical Care, for their support and efforts in reviewing and editing manuscripts for Assessing Patient Experiences of Providers' Cultural Competence and Health Literacy Practices: CAHPS® Item Sets. Our appreciation also goes to Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, and Jeroan Allison, MD, Co-Editors-in Chief of Medical Care, for their guidance during the development of the supplement; and to Ms. Sue Houchin and Ms. Karen Doyle of Medical Care for their expert assistance and coordination of this submission. Finally, we would like to thank the peer reviewers for the papers that appear in this issue. Their time and expertise were critical to producing this publication.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Commonwealth Fund provided financial support for this supplement. We would like to extend special thanks to Carolyn Clancy, MD, AHRQ Director; Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher at AHRQ; Karen Davis, PhD, President of the Commonwealth Fund; and Melinda Abrams, Vice President of the Commonwealth Fund, for their encouragement and support during the development of this supplement. The authors would like to also acknowledge the late Charles “Chuck” Darby, former CAHPS project officer at AHRQ, and Anne Beal, MD, prior Vice President at the Commonwealth Fund, for their vision and guidance during the initial development of this project.

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