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Cultural Competencies: Cultural Competencies
Understanding cultural differences and subtleties is crucial to being an effective health professional.
Books & E-books
Cultural Competencies Internet Resources
Information about cultural beliefs related to medical care of recent immigrants. From Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington.
Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers
Assessment tools and culture- and disease-specific information. From the USDHHS Health Resources and Services Administration
National Center for Cultural Competence
Very comprehensive website from Georgetown University devoted to all aspects of cultural competencies across society.
Office of Minority Health on Cultural Competencies
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Specific Populations page from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Online "Health Literacy" Courses
Free courses from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that address numerous topics relating to cultural competencies in healthcare professions.
Culture Clues from the University of Washington
Culture Clues™ are tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures served by University of Washington Medical Center.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community
A new field guide from the Joint Commission.
National Resource Center
From Drexel University School of Public Health. Website is devoted to providing information and preparing underserved communities to understand and deal with public health crises.
Minority Health and Health Equity Archive
The goal of the Archive is to advance the use of new digital technologies to promote trans-disciplinary scholarship on race, ethnicity and disparities research designed to achieve health equity. Through the University of Pittsburgh
Health Disparities Policy Page from the Kaiser Family Foundation
Clinician's Guide to Cultural Competency
From the Librarians at Loma Linda University.
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Chinese patients and cultural clues
Tip sheet from The University of Washington's "Culture Clues" series regarding interacting with Chinese patients
Latino patients and cultural clues
Tip sheet from the University of Washington's "Culture Clues" series regarding interacting with patients who are Latino.
Korean patients and cultural clues
Tip sheet from the University of Washington's "Culture Clues" series on interacting with patients who are Korean.
Vietnamese Culture Clues
Tip sheet from the University of Washington's "Culture Clues" series regarding interacting with patients who are Vietnamese.
Asian American Health
From the National Library of Medicine. An information portal dedicated to the health and well-being of the Asian American population.
American Indian Health
A site dedicated to information resources focusing on the health and well-being of the American Indian population.
Resources for African-Americans
From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. A page dedicated to helping people locate information on the health and well-being of the African-American population.
Resources for Latinos
From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. A page offering various resources surrounding the health and well-being of the Latino population.
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