Culture and Health Links

Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information about health disparities within the U.S., including programs to reduce disparities among minority populations. Also, cultural competency online CME and resources for clinicians.

Ethnomed, University of Washington, Seattle
Extensive information about cultural and ethnic groups in the Seattle area, most likely applicable in other areas of the country as well. Includes cultural profiles, clinical topics, bilingual patient education materials, and issues about social life and etiquette that are fascinating.

National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare
This group has published the first national standards for medical interpreters including fidelity, ethics and confidentiality, and advocacy information.

Project Implicit
Implicit Association Tests including race, gender, and other personal characteristics that are prone to bias and prejudice. Learn about how these tests are being used in studies about health disparities, and how you can take some of the tests to learn about your own implicit bias.

SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages)
Patient information handouts in English as well as multiple Asian languages about various health conditions.

Mobile MediCards

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concise reference materials to improve patient care, now available on your smartphone

Center for Information Mastery

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incorporating the principles of evidence-based medicine in day-to-day patient care