Medical Association Cultural Competence
This site includes Cultural Competence Compendium contents, cultural competence
articles in American Medical news, and related cultural competence links.
Healing Landscape Project
The Boston Healing Landscape Project, located in the Department of Pediatrics
at Boston University School of Medicine, is an initiative to examine how,
over the past thirty years, the medical landscape of the U.S. has changed.
This richly textured world of healing represents the new face of culturally
and religiously grounded complementary and alternative medicine in America.
It confronts the medical community with the challenge of shaping a positive
response to the multiple approaches to healing being pursued by patients
and their families.
University Health Clinic
CUHC is a community clinic offering medical, dental, and mental health
services. Their services are provided primarily to economically disadvantaged,
underserved, and high-risk populations in ways that are consistent with
a prototypic model of a community-based, health care delivery program.
Their services are provided by a professionally competent, multi-disciplinary
and multi-cultural, community-based staff.
Cultural Health Care Program
Recognizing the diversity and the different ways to health, the mission
of the Cross Cultural Health Care Program is to serve as a bridge between
communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality
health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. The goal
of the CCHCP library is to provide current and often difficult to obtain
resources on cross-cultural health care.
The SUNY Institute of Technology library is the home of "CulturedMed",
a website promoting culturally-competent health care for refugees and
immigrants. The library also houses a research center containing relevant
print materials. Several websites related to culture and healthcare are
listed on this site, as well as bibliographies on culturally competent
care for various ethnic groups (e.g., African, Asian, Hmong, Russian,
etc.) and cultural aspects (e.g., cultural competency, death and dying,
Ethnic medicine information from Harborview Medical Center
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical
issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent
immigrants to Seattle or the U.S., many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn
parts of the world. They also provide cultural profiles of various groups
including Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Mexican, Oromo, Somali,
Tigrean, Vietamese, etc.
Cultural Center, Inc.
The mission of the Hmong Cultural Center is to promote the personal development
of children, youth, and adults through Hmong cultural education while
providing resources that enhance cross-cultural understanding between
Hmong and Non-Hmong people. The Hmong Cultural Center's Hmong Resource
Center is the site of perhaps the most comprehensive collection of Hmong-related
literature, scholarly research, and multimedia materials in North America.
for Cross Cultural Health Care
Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care is a national network of individuals
and organizations in ethnic communities and health care organized to offer
technical assistance and information on linguistic and cultural competence
in health care. Particular areas of expertise among members, staff, and
consultants include medical interpretation program design and training,
cross cultural assessment and training, and development of linguistically
and culturally competent health care programs, policies, and laws, especially
Medicaid managed care policy and Title VI enforcement. Services include
program design, policy development and analysis, research, and community
advocacy. Through a variety of mechanisms, this non-profit organization
provides critical expertise and assistance in the design and delivery
of health services for culturally diverse communities.
Center for Cross-Cultural Health
The Center for Cross-Cultural Health is a Minnesota based organization
whose mission is "to integrate the role of culture in improving health."
The Center is actively involved in the education and training of health
and human service providers and organizations in the State of Minnesota
and beyond. The Center is also a research and information resource. Included
on their site is their favorite cross-cultural websites http://www.crosshealth.com/links.htm
Center has also created profiles of some of the larger cultural groups
in Minnesota. These profiles provide health care providers with background
information when assisting and treating different cultural groups. Profiles
presently available are Albanian, Bosnian, Hmong, Nuer, Jewish American,
Ukrainian, and Vietnamese, European American, Russian Jewish, and Somali.
Office of Minority Health CLAS Standards
The site contains the draft and final Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate
Services (CLAS) Standards, Federal Register Notice and Public Comment
Process, summary reports from regional meetings, a Comprehensive Final
Report, and Executive Summary.
of California San Francisco Department of Medicine
The UCSF site provides a comprehensive list of cross cultural resources
(transcultural, multicultural; cultural competency) including curriculums,
articles, books, cultural competency, multilingual/bilingual resources,
organizations, information on specific groups, and other resources.
Department of Health and Human Services - Limited English Proficiency
The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Office for Civil
Rights, promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity
to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing
unlawful discrimination. Through prevention and elimination of unlawful
discrimination, the Office for Civil Rights helps HHS carry out its overall
mission of improving the health and well-being of all people affected
by its many programs.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH)
The OMH serves as a national resource and referral service on minority
health issues. The center collects and distributes information on a wide
variety of health topics, including substance abuse, cancer, heart disease,
violence, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and infant mortality. The Resource Center
also facilitates the exchange of information on minority health issues.
Unlike a clearinghouse, OMH-RC offers customized database searches, publications,
mailing lists, referrals, and more regarding American Indian and Alaska
Native, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic