Cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity are critical to providing good health care to foreign-born people.
- Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring linguistically and culturally appropriate health care. Resources include a clearinghouse of information on working with limited English proficiency populations.
- Cultural Diversity in Health Care
From the author of Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, this site provides case studies and field notes.
- Cultural Orientation Resource Center
From the Center for Applied Linguistics, the Resource Center provides orientation resources for refugee newcomers and service providers.
- Culture Care Connection
Information from Stratis Health on improving culturally competent care in Minnesota for health care providers and organizations. Resources on the site include a free assessment to determine how well an organization meets the federal Office of Minority Health's national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards as well as information on understanding specific patient populations in Minnesota.
- Diversity Rx
Policymakers, health care providers and consumer representatives can find resources here to: learn about language and cultural competence in health care, design better programs and policies, and network with colleagues and experts.
- National Center for Cultural Competence
Includes definitions of cultural and linguistic competence, evidence regarding the need for cultural and linguistic competence, policy information, and tools for self-assessments. From Georgetown University.
- National Library of Medicine: Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information
A collection of resources on cultural competency from the National Library of Medicine.
- Profiles of Countries
- Country Studies
Library of Congress descriptions and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
- World Factbook
Country profiles from the Central Intelligence Agency; includes information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, and transportation.
- Country Studies
- Program for Multicultural Health
Resources on what cultural competency is, why it is important, and how to implement cultural competency into services provided. Offered by the University of Michigan Health System, Cultural Competency Division.
- Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture
Assisting health care organizations throughout the US in providing high quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations.
- Think Cultural Health
Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, this site offers resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care, including free online continuing education courses for health care providers.
- WellShare International
An organization committed to education and outreach around child survival and maternal health, training of community health workers, and public health projects in Africa and Minnesota.