Links to Resources

National Research and Training Center (NRTC) Toolkit on Assessing Cultural Competency in Peer-Run Mental Health Programs Working collaboratively with the NAMI Support Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center, the UIC Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy developed a cultural competency toolkit for use by mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
The mission of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is to promote improvement in the health status of all Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The Health Forum envisions a multicultural society where Asian and Pacific Islander communities are included and represented in all health, political, social and economic areas.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum – Resources
If you are looking for data and research on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, search APIAHF’s Resources Database for fact sheets, data briefs, presentations and other documents that can help your work as a researcher, advocate, or community leader.

California Black Health Network
The mission of the California Black Health Network is to improve the health of African Americans in California. In pursuing this mission, CBHN provides a forum where policymakers, providers, consumers, and advocates concerned with African Americans’ health status and access to care can engage in problem-solving and solution building. The organization also strives to develop and implement programs to improve the state of African Americans’ health in California.

California Center for Public Health Advocacy
The California Center for Public Health Advocacy raises awareness about public health issues and mobilizes communities to promote the establishment of effective health policies.

California Department of Health Care Services – Office of Multicultural Health
The Office of Multicultural Health (OMH) is a shared policy office within the Director’s Office of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The OMH serves as a focal point in both Departments for improved planning and coordination of activities and programs related to racial and ethnic populations in California and a liaison between both Departments and outside stakeholders. The OMH has a 25 member multicultural health advisory council which advises the Departments and Directors on multicultural health issues.

California Department of Public Health – Center for Health Statistics
The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the collection, management, and dissemination of public health and vital statistics data in conjunction with other State agencies, local government agencies, and other customers. The CHS is also responsible for providing technical assistance relating to vital statistics data to users within CDPH and external to CDPH (local government, academia, researchers, the general public, etc.), and to actively promote and disseminate information relevant to the health of the public and to aid decision makers in setting policies, managing problems and identifying emerging health trends. The CHS is composed of the Office of Vital Records (OVR), the Office of Health Information and Research (OHIR), the Administration Support Section, and the Information Technology Services Section (ITSS).

California Rural Indian Health Board
The California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. is devoted to the needs and interests of the Indians of rural California. It is a network of Tribal Health Programs that is controlled and sanctioned by Indian people and their Tribal Governments. CRIHB develops and delivers policies, plans, programs, and services that elevate the health status and social conditions of our People; that develop capabilities within local programs, that communicate, educate, and advocate on shared interests; and that organize support for common goals. It does this through program development, legislation and advocacy, organizational development, financial resources management, training and technical assistance, and networking and consensus building.

Diversity Rx
Promotes language and cultural competency to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities. Diversity Rx is a clearinghouse of information on how to meet the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations seeking health care.

Greenlining Institute
The Greenlining Institute is a multi-ethnic public policy, research and advocacy institute. The health team promotes policies that empower communities of color and other disadvantaged groups, bringing the benefits of good health and healthy environments through multi-ethnic leadership development and advocating on behalf of these underserved populations.

For over 10 years, HolaDoctor has been a provider of multilingual translation and cultural adaptation services for healthcare partners and clients. In May of 2010, HolaDoctor also launched, a health and wellness portal available in Spanish, for the global online Hispanic community. This online and mobile site was launched in partnership with Univision Interactive Media, which includes, and

National Center for Cultural Competence
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The site provides: Conceptual Frameworks/Models, Guiding Values and Principles, Definitions of Cultural and Linguistic Competence, and Tools and Processes for Self-Assessment. It also includes a searchable database with a wide range of resources.

Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.

PolicyLink’s Center for Health and Place
PolicyLink works to advance policies that eliminate adverse neighborhood conditions. PolicyLink’s equitable development approach sheds light on the link between neighborhood conditions and the health of residents; it ensures meaningful participation and leadership from community members; it illustrates that “double bottom line” investments are beneficial for the community and developers; and it focuses on eliminating local and regional disparities. PolicyLink provides technical training and capacity building, policy advocacy, and communications training to advocates working to create healthier communities, and develops reports and toolkits, informed by data-rich studies and the experience of local constituencies, to make needed resources accessible by all.

Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care: The Basics – A Resource Library
A comprehensive collection of resources that covers the latest data sources and research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care, including information on access and quality, the health care workforce, and public opinion. This library also includes resources specific to the health of sub-populations including Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

The City Project
The mission of The City Project is to achieve equal justice, democracy, and livability for all. The City Project carries out its mission by influencing the investment of public resources to achieve results that are equitable, enhance human health and the environment, and promote economic vitality for all communities, with a focus on parks and recreation, playgrounds, schools, health, and transit.

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is a major policy research institute based at UCLA and is affiliated with the School of Public Health and School of Public Affairs. Established in 1994, the Center has become one of the nation’s leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California.

Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
This tool provides links to participating websites that have Asian or Pacific Islander educational materials on their websites. The materials referenced here have been screened by the participating sites for medical accuracy and cultural relevance. Those agencies remain solely responsible for the content of their material. Please note that all materials remain copyrighted and property of the agencies providing them. They are made available to you here as a convenience.

Culture, Language, and Health Literacy
This website highlights approximately 40 HRSA-supported projects on the critical subject of cross-cultural health care.

Immigrants: Coverage & Access to Care
This compendium summarizes data and research on immigrants’ health coverage and access to care. The library also includes a list of organizations that conduct analysis on the impact of major health policies on immigrants and presents research on specific populations, including Latino, African and Asian immigrants.

Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture
This web site is designed to assist health care organizations throughout the US in designing high quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations.

Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse (Australia)
The Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse is a central access point for information on multicultural health in Australia. Its aim is to bring together the myriad of work conducted in the area nationally. Cultural competence, refugee health, nutrition, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, mental health, aging, and disability are just some the issues encompassed by the Clearinghouse’s brief. Priority listing is given to information that is relevant to a wide range of people, publicly accessible, and produced by reputable organizations or individuals.

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