Advanced Psychosocial Nursing: Culture, Ethics, Therapeutics

Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualilty. Minority Health

This page contains the following and much more:

  • Addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care
  • Work plan outline for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative
  • Cultural competence guides for managed care plans
  • Cultural competence research
  • National healthcare quality and disparities reports
  • Health literacy and cultural competency

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program's Logo

The CCHCP addresses broad cultural issues that impact the health of individuals and families in ethnic minority communities with respect to interpreters and adhering to CLAS standards. The Resource Guides section under the Resource Center tab has very good web links to information about cultural competence, health disparities, language access, medical interpreter services and CLAS standards.

Cultural Competence Self-Test

Provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  This article offers a cultural competence self test and a list of steps that a group can take to cultivate diversity.

Hablamos Juntos

Hablamos Juntos is dedicated to improving patient-provider communication for Latinos.

National Cancer Institute.  The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

One in four deaths in the United States is attributable to cancer, and one in three Americans will eventually develop some form of cancer. But the burden of cancer is too often greater for the poor, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured than for the general population.  Learn more about these disparities on this web page.

National Center for Cultural Competence--Self Assessment Tools

The NCCC is a component of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.  This site has several Self-Assessment tools and documents such as "Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment, The Role of Self-Assessment in Acheiving Cultural Competence and many other documents.

Primary Health Care.The Health Center Program. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This site provides access to health center data and statistics.

The Providers Guide to Quality and Culture

This site was developed and is maintained by the Management Sciences for Health Organization and the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Contains a 10 minute quiz to "stimulate your thinking about cultural competence". Click on Patient Provider Interaction to find the quiz.

National Institute of Health National Library of Medicine MEDLINE Plus

Health Topics (over 700 topics); Drugs and Supplements; Medical Encyclopedia; Dictionary; News; Directories, Other Resources

Population Group Topics. Links to health information for groups such as

  1. African-American Health
  2. Native-American Health
  3. Asian-American Health
  4. Gay and Lesbian Health
  5. Hispanic-American Health
  6. Veteran and Military Health

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Minority Health

The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD)

Includes fact sheets related to disparities for specific conditions.