Cultural Competency


The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of specific immigrant groups to the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Case managers can find information on cultural and health beliefs and practices for specific ethic groups, such as Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Mexican, Somali, Vietnamese, and other groups.

University of Michigan Cultural Competence Program (Tools & Resources)

Excellent resource for case managers. Includes information on cultural assessment and differences, cross-cultural communication, culture and domestic violence, and A-Z listing of multicultural health topics.

Office of Minority Health, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Information on federal minority health initiatives. Includes data/statistics, programs and initiatives, health links, and a clearinghouse of resource information.

Diversity RX

Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

National Center for Cultural Competence

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development--Focus is on cultural competence for child health and children with special needs. Also comprehensive information on reducing health disparities among ethnic and racial groups.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality--Minority Health Research

Includes comprehensive research information on minority health, including Strategies for reducing disparities addressing racial and ethnic health care Collecting, using, and disseminating health data on minority populations Cultural competence guides for managed care plans Oral, linguistic, and culturally competent services: guides for managed care plans.

Cross Cultural Health Care Program

"Healthcare Without Barriers"--resource information to help promote quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Rural Assistance Center

A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.