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Cultural Competency Resources
What is Cultural Competency?
Information about what cultural competency is and why it is important. Includes a glossary of related terms.
Tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures; includes information about end-of-life care.
Culture, Language and Health Literacy
Resources to assist health care professionals in recognizing and addressing the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities
Information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to the US
The purpose of DiversityRx is to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community
Features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to help hospitals in their efforts to improve communication and provide more patient-centered care to their LGBT patients.
E-book available for free download
National Center for Cultural Competence
The mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.