The Office of Minority Health established the Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competency in Health Care to address the health needs of populations who speak limited English. Its mission is to collaborate with federal agencies and other public and private entities to enhance the ability of the health care system to effectively deliver linguistically appropriate and culturally competent health care to limited English-speaking populations.
Cross Cultural Health Care Program is primarily a training and consulting organization supported by a wide array of multilingual publications available for purchase through our online store, the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) endeavors to enhance the abilities of health professionals to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care.
This U. of Maryland School of Public Health website provides links to information on health disparities and factors influencing health; the impact of stereotyping on medical decision making, and cross-cultural clinical skills.
Provides links to cultural competency resources, including assessment tools, health information for special populations, health information that is culture or language specific, and training curricula.
The purpose of DiversityRx is to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities. They support the development and provision of health services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic differences presented by diverse populations.
This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. You may access free and accredited continuing education programs as well as tools to help you and your organization provide respectful, understandable and effective services.
CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Most of the materials discussed in this guide are intended for health care practitioners working with patients with limited English literacy skills, or adult literacy practitioners -particularly English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teachers-who want to incorporate health topics into their curricula.
A source of quality health information in many languages and multiple formats. Healthy Roads Media is funded through several sources. Grants help fund new materials development and evaluation work. Contracted projects have funded the development of specific materials. The Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine provided on-going operational support so that many of these developed resources could be made available for free. This ended in September 2014. New strategies to secure support to again provide free and widespread dissemination of many HRM materials are being pursued. Healthy Roads Media has never accepted advertising. It was organized as an LLC in 2012 to formalize its structure and to provide opportunities to sustain the work as funding availability evolves with more licensing strategies in addition to grants.
A national collaborative partnership managed by refugee health professionals whose objective is to provide quality multilingual, health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees.
SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages) is a web resource that connects people to authoritative health information in Asian languages that is freely available on the World Wide Web.