Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Agency initiatives, reports and publications, resource organizations, training opportunities, and resources on specific minority populations identified by racial and ethnic groups, disability, age, gender, geography, risk status related to sex and gender, and socioeconomic status.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health:
Guides and resources; links to organizations and programs; policies, initiatives, and laws; training tools for physicians and others; and National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health
Cross cultural health information and information by topic and by culture. Some materials are translated into numerous languages.
Health Resources and Services Administration: Culture, Language, and
Health Literacy Resources
Assessment tools, training curricula, and other resources focusing on race and ethnicity; gender; farm and migrant workers, US-Mexico border population, and the homeless population; children, adolescents and the geriatric population; and research and education for health professionals.
Medline Plus: Population Groups
Health information from the National Library of Medicine for racial, ethnic, and other population groups.
National Center for Cultural Competence
Foundations for cultural and linguistic competence, projects and initiatives, online curricula, promising practices, a consultant pool, and resources by audience. Some materials are in Spanish.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Information on Centers of Excellence and federal national and international research programs established to reduce health disparities.
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(Related Keywords: Cultural Diversity, Cultural Sensitivity, Linguistic Competence, Cultural Competence, Minority Health, Underserved Communities, and Language Barriers)
Authors: Beth DeFrancis Sun, M.L.S., Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S.,