Cultural Competence and Refugee Health - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Cultural Competence

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Updated Monday, 25-Nov-2019 11:49:29 CST