Cultural and Diversity Issues


Community Health Workers
Evidence shows that community health workers (CHWs) can help improve health care access and outcomes, strengthen health care teams, and improve quality of life for the poor, underserved, and diverse communities.

Culturally Competent Care: Some Examples of What Works!
Commission on the Public’s Health System looks at what cultural and language components work in different provider health care settings in New York.

DiversityRx
DiversityRx is produced by Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC) and Drexel University School of Public Health’s Center for Health Equality. It is a work in progress and is organized into different sections – essentials, models and practice, policy, legal issues, and networking.

Ethnomed
EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Search by clinical topics, patient education, cross-cultural, and calendar.

Health Power
Health Information and Promotion for Multicultural or Minority Health- The mission of Health Power for Minorities (Health Power), is to improve the health of multicultural populations, and thus the health of society as a whole. Information specific to men, women, and teens. Health power has an extensive resource list.

La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium
Cultural Competency Learning Modules - General Diversity, Amish, Hispanic, Hmong, Native American - The La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium is a collaborative effort founded by two regional medical systems and three institutions of higher education: Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center; and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College.

National Center for Cultural Competency
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. Information includes Foundations of Cultural & Linguistic Competence, Information for different audiences, publications, special features, and resources. 

Links- find resources for services, families, government, non-profit organizations, language access & linguistic competence, policies, data, reports, and webcasts

Providers and Practitioners- you can find knowledge and skills to provide culturally and linguistically services.

Resources- Find information such as assessment tools and publications

Think Cultural Health
From the Office of Minority Health, Think Cultural Health bridges the healthcare gap through cultural competency continuing education programs. Programs include a physician guide, nursing care guide, disaster preparedness, and language services. 

Continuing Education -Programs include a physician guide, nursing care guide, disaster preparedness, and language services.

Policy- Consult the map to determine how states are proposing to implement cultural competency training

Wisconsin Coalition for Linguistic Access to Healthcare
Wisconsin Coalition for Linguistic Access to Health Care is a statewide coalition formed in the summer of 2003 in response to Wisconsin's growing demand for medical interpreting. The coalition is no longer active. Its members included medical interpreters, educators, healthcare providers, advocates and other individuals dedicated to improving access to culturally competent professional healthcare interpreter services in Wisconsin.