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Cultural Competence: Cultural Groups

Cultural Groups

African American


Native American
  • Native Health Database
    A freely-available resource from UNM for finding health and medical information as it pertains to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
  • American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
    Information from the CDC on American Indian/Native Alaska populations including many links to statistical information.
  • Behavioral Health Equity for Native Americans
    Resources include national survey reports, agency, and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Indian Health Service
    The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. The site includes an online database of best practices and resources for tribal health, Online Search, Consultation, and Reporting System (OSCAR). Its goal is to create an online inventory of best practices, promising practices, local case studies, resources and policies concerning health care for Native American communities.
  • American Indian Health  
    This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies,consumer health information,and research.
Asian American
Central & Eastern European
  • EurasiaHealth  
    EurasiaHealth is a clearinghouse of freely available resources contributed, created and translated by a worldwide community of health professionals focusing on Central & Eastern Europe and the New Independent States
Arab American
Hispanic American
  • MedlinePLUS: Hispanic American Health  
    A Medline Plus page where you'll find links to health issues that affect Hispanic-Americans
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health
    Includes the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations Catalog (COSSMHO)
  • AHRQ’s Superheroes
    Site is part of a public service campaign that urges Hispanics to stay healthy for their loved ones by visiting their doctor for regular screenings. AHRQ developed this campaign with the Ad Council based on research on what messages Hispanics respond to. The Spanish-language campaign features everyday mothers and fathers whose children see them as superheroes and encourages Hispanic adults to be more involved in their health care, especially preventive care.
Sexual Orientation


  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research and Information Exchange (CIRRIE)  
    CIRRIE has developed a thirteen-volume monograph series, The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born, which provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S., especially recent immigrants.
  • Cultural Diversity: A Guide for Health Professionals  
    The guide presents health and socio-cultural information on multicultural communities (including torture and trauma and issues for children, young people and women).
  • Cultural Orientation Resource Center  
    The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center provides important orientation resources for refugee newcomers and service providers throughout the United States and overseas.
  • Culture Clues  
    Culture Clues™ are tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures served by University of Washington Medical Center.
  • DiversityRx  
    Discover how language and culture affect the delivery of quality services to ethnically diverse populations.
  • EthnoMed  
    This site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
  • Multicultural Health Clearinghouse  
    This site has been developed by the Special Populations Students' Health Concerns Committee (SPSHCC) to provide health and wellness information for underrepresented population groups.

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