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Ascension LibTip Cultural Competency

This list, prepared by the Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast Medical Librarian from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of Ascension Health of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, Ascension does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 22 May 2023 MASH

American Hospital Association (AHA) - Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE)

IFDHE works with health services organizations to advance health equity and expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health management. The website offers information on diversity & inclusion, health equity & value, meetings, a career center, toolkits, and other resources.

American Medical Association (AMA) - Minority Affairs Section

The Minority Affairs Section provides a national forum for advocacy on minority health issues and professional concerns of minority physicians and medical students.

Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity

Culture Clues - University of Washington Medical Center - Patient and Family Education Services

The University of Washington offers these tip sheets for clinicians to increase awareness about patients of other cultures.

Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)

The CCHCP offers online information, books, videos, and cultural competency training programs for physicians and interpreters.


This site has information about cultural beliefs and medical issues relation to health care of recent immigrants. The site also has links to foreign language patient education materials.

Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)

The ICC works to eliminate cancer disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations. The website includes fact sheets on cancer and various minority groups.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

This website provides information on Hispanic health, including resources for professionals, patient information, a political action forum, and links to other resources such as fact sheets and a helpline - Su Familia - 866-783-2645.

National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)

NCCC resources include full-text publications, definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, and tools and processes for self-assessment.

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC)

The NCIHC promotes culturally competent health care interpreting as a means to support equal access to health care for individuals with limited English proficiency.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

The NIMHD promotes minority health and leads the NIH effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities. The site has links to information on NIH health disparities programs.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

MedlinePlus: American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Multilanguage Search for MEDLINE/PubMed

NLM Office of Engagement and Training

National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities at Drexel University

The website is a web-based resource on disaster preparedness for culturally diverse and at-risk communities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS - Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

HHS - Office of Minority Health (OMH)

HHS OMH - Cultural and Linguistic Competency

HHS - Think Cultural Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Minority Health and Health Equity

This website provides access to FDA resources for minority communities on various health topics as well as links to information in foreign languages.