This page contains links to articles and websites containing information that may be useful to health care practitioners helping those of other ethnicities and cultures. Included are links to specific cultures, general discussions about culturally competent health care, and organizations that promote such health care.

Sites with a are especially informative and useful.

Sites with a are bi- or multi-lingual.

African-American Cultural Beliefs

African-American/Black Culture & Health A handout that covers some issues that providers need to be aware of while assisting African-Americans.

Asian Cultural Beliefs

Asian-American Health Contains resources for Cross-Cultural health care, including cultural information on Cambodian/Khmer, Laotian/Lao, Vietnamese, Indian, and Korean communities.

Southeast Asian Culture & Health A handout that covers some issues that providers need to be aware of while assisting those from Southeast Asia.

Latino/Hispanic Cultural Beliefs

Latino/Hispanic Culture & Health A handout that covers some issues that providers need to be aware while assisting Latinos/Hispanics.

Native American Cultural Beliefs

Native American Culture & Health A handout that covers some issues that providers need to be aware of while assisting Latinos/Hispanics.

General Cultural Websites

Cultural Diversity A guide from Australia that profiles several different cultural groups, as well as giving suggestions on how to provide equitable care to people of diverse backgrounds.

CulturedMed A Resource Center of print materials, electronic databases, and their Web Site dealing with culturally competent health care for refugees and immigrants.

Death in Other Cultures A collection of links to websites discussing how other cultures view death.

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

Ethnomed The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle.

Prevention Primer This site incorporates the principles of a public health approach to preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in its summaries of issues and strategies. It provides a brief history of prevention efforts and an overview of key topics, issues, principles, and approaches that have proven successful.

Primary Care Large collection to links about cultural aware medical practice, as well as links to articles on specific cultural groups.

Race and Cultural Issues in Counselling A collection of articles related to cultural practices regarding grief and bereavement.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans Full text of this book is available online. Discusses how race and ethnicity can affect the health care of older people.

Refugee Health and Immigrant Populations Information about refugees and other immigrants. Covers many cultures.


The Center for Cross-Cultural Health The mission of the Center for Cross Cultural Health is 'to integrate the role of culture in improving health.'

The Center for Multicultural and Multilingual Mental Health Services Provides support to mental health professionals who work cross-culturally and cross-linguistically.

Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Provides a forum for basic and applied public health research on relationships among ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status and health.

Closing the Gap An on-line magazine supported by Pfizer, Inc., devoted to exploring multiethnic health care issues.

CSU Health and Culture Cleveland State University site focused on health and its relationships with culture.

HHS Race and Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--the iniative to eliminate racial and ethnic disparaties in health.

National Center for Cultural Competence The mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care programs to design, implement and evaluate culturally competent service delivery systems.

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