GENERAL WEB SITES
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Minority Health(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is "charged with supporting research designed to
improve the quality of healthcare, reduce its cost, improve patient safety, decrease medical errors, and broaden access to essential services." The site provides abstracts, citations and links to research findings on minority health.
- Center for Cross-Cultural Health (Minneapolis, MN).
- A resource and training center for culturally competent health care. The site has links to bibliographies and resource materials on cultural competency in health care.
- Cultural competence(The George Washington University Medical Center).
- The cultural competence teaching module from The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES) Project, a collaborative effort between The George Washington University (GWU) and George Mason University(GMU). The module covers examples of potential differences in values, verbal and non-verbal communication, self reflective exercises, and case histories.
- Cultural Competence Compendium: American Medical Association
- A 460 page resource guide for physicians and other health professionals learning and teaching about cultural competency in patient care. The content includes curriculum, bibliographies and contact information for individuals and organizations involved in cultural competency in health care.
- CulturedMed (SUNY Institute of Technology Library).
- Links to websites and bibliographies on health care of immigrant and refugees in the United States. Also included are refugee/immigrant statistics and bibliographies for medical interpreting.
- DiversityRx(Supported by The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC) Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, CA).
- "Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities". The site has bibliographies and fulltext documents including medical interpretation resources
, and Multicultural Health Best Practices report, with recommendations.
- Ethnic Groups(Canadian Health Network in partnership with Health Canada).
- A selection of resources about health issues among Canada's diverse ethnic population. The site provides links to statistics, and fulltext documents.
- EthnoMed:Ethnic Medicine Guide(Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington).
- This site contains information about the cultural beliefs and health issues of recent immigrants to Seattle, as well as patient education materials in a variety of languages.
- Health Resources and Services Administration: Office of Minority Health
- "HRSA's Office of Minority Health provides leadership Agencywide for programs and activities which address the special health needs of racial/ethnic minorities to eliminate disparities, while improving health status."
- The Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
- Statistics and data charts, funding opportunities, Health and Human Services partner activities and research reports and publications on infant mortality, cancer management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, and immunizations. The site overview states that "these six health areas were selected for emphasis because they reflect areas of disparity that are known to affect multiple racial and ethnic minority groups at all life stages."
- Office of Minority Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- "The mission of OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health." The site provides links to publications, programs, conferences, proceedings, statistics and other cultural competency resources.
- Perspectives of Difference: A Diversity and Cross-Cultural Medicine Teaching Module for the Internet.(University of California, San Francisco).
- A highly regarded resource, "Perspectives of Differences is designed for trainees at all levels of health professional training. The program includes four Perspectives Of Differences (PODs) for the individual trainee to learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become culturally competent providers."
- Primary Care Cross Cultural Resources
(University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine).
- Cross-cultural and multi-cultural health care resources from the U.S., U.K. and Australia, including links to fulltext articles. See the link to Baylor College of Medicine's "Ethnocultural Envoy", an introduction to communication issues with patients from various cultural backgrounds.
- The Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture(Management Sciences for Health)
- Readings, references, clinical topics, self assessment quizzes and links to information resources for providing culturally competent health care. This site has excellent resources for clinicians, educators, and researchers.
- Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links(Compiled and created by Ellen Bosman, MLS, Indiana University).
NEW HAVEN RESOURCES
- New Haven Health(Yale University Epidemiology and Public Health Library).
- A comprehensive website on the past and present health of the greater New Haven community, including public health statistics, annual reports for Departments of Health, and links to community service organizations.
MULTI-LINGUAL PATIENT HEALTH EDUCATION RESOURCES
- EthnoMed, Ethnic Medicine Guide (Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington)
- Patient education materials in a variety of languages including Spanish, Cambodian, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese.
- Facts for Families (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry).
- Concise information on issues that affect children, adolescents and their families. Information is provided in English, Spanish, German and French.
Immunization Information Statements(Center for Disease Control)
- Multilingual information sheets that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
Información en español(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- A searchable and browsable site with consumer health materials in Spanish.
- Multicultural Health Communication Service.(New South Wales Australia Health Department)
- Patient health information publications in several languages in addition to English.
- Multilingual Health Education Net (The British Columbia Ministry of Health, the Dept. of Canadian Heritage, the Vancouver Foundation and the Partner Agencies).
- A searchable multi-lingual database of consumer health information. In addition to English, material is available in Chinese, Farsi,(Persian), French, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
- New York Online Access to Health
- Quality Consumer health information in English and Spanish.
- Vaccine Information Statements fact sheets
(Minnesota Department of Health)
- Vaccination information materials updated by CDC to inform parents and recipients of immunizations about the benefits and risks of the vaccine prior to administration. Pdf files in 21 languages in addition to English.