WEBTREATS: Cultural Competency
This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.
American Indian Health
This site from the National Library of Medicine has links to sources of information on a variety of health topics, including traditional healing, tribal information, and statistics.
American Medical Association - Minority Affairs Section
The Minority Affairs Section provides a national forum for advocacy on minority health issues and professional concerns of minority physicians and medical students.
Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity
This center offers education and training on the provision of high quality, culturally competent health care. The website includes links to resources and organizations dealing with cross-cultural health.
This site by the University of Washington Medical Center includes tip sheets for clinicians to increase awareness about patients from diverse cultures. End-of-life care information is also included.
Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
The CCHCP offers online information, books, videos, and cultural competency training programs for physicians and interpreters.
Department of Health and Human Services - Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information
This website has links to resources on cultural competency, health literacy, interpreting, limited English proficiency, multicultural resources, refugee health, and resources in multiple languages.
DiversityRx has resources for learning about language and cultural competence in health care. The website includes resources on organizational cultural competence, language access, law and policy, research, and training programs.
Equity of Care
This organization’s goal is to eliminate health care disparities and improve quality of care. The website includes a blog and links to resources on disparities and cultural competence.
This site has information about cultural beliefs and medical issues related to the health care of recent immigrants. The site also has links to foreign language patient education materials.
This website has information on models for offering language services in Latino populations, developing Spanish materials, interpreter services, and a resource library.
Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)
The ICC works to eliminate cancer disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations. The website includes fact sheets on cancer and various minority groups.
International Multicultural Institute
This organization offers national conferences and on-site workshops. The website also includes a bookstore with publications on cultral competency.
Multicultural Health Clearinghouse
This website from the University of Illinois provides health and wellness information for underrepresented population groups and links to other health information resources.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
This website has information on Hispanic health, including resources for professionals, patient information, a political action forum, and links to resources such as fact sheets and health-related telephone helplines.
National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
NCCC resources include full-text publications, definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, tools and processes for self-assessment, and information in Spanish.
National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC)
The NCIHC promotes culturally competent health care interpreting as a means to support equal access to health care for individuals with limited English proficiency.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The NCMHD promotes minority health and leads the NIH effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities. It includes links to information on NIH health disparities programs.
National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities
This is a clearinghouse of resources and information on emergency preparedness for diverse communities. The website includes resources on cultural competency, training and education, translated resources in many languages, and more.
Office of Minority Health (OMH) - Cultural Competency
The OMH’s cultural competency site includes recommendations for national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The site also has statistics, publications, and links to other cultural competency resources.
Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture
This website helps health care organizations provide culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations. It includes information on patient-provider interaction, health disparities, cultural groups, and culturally competent organizations.
Think Cultural Health
This site, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Minority Health, offers free online cultural competency continuing education programs, guides for physicians and nurses on culturally competent care, and more.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Office for Civil Rights
The OCR helps to protect against discrimination in health and social services. The site includes resources on health information privacy and civil rights.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Minority Health
This website from the FDA has resources for minority communities on safe medication use, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and more. Resources for health professionals are also available.
Utah Department of Health – Cultural Competency Resources
This site contains information on training and workshops (including grant writing), CD-ROMs, books, and videos on cultural competency in health care.
Please also refer to the WEBTREATs on Health Disparities and Foreign Language Information, as many of these sites include relevant information.
pvh/jer last revised 3/22/13