Cultural Competency

Demographics for our service areas:
Chapel Hill

Different Cultures of the World – Provides information of the various major cultures around the world and grabs the most unique information about each of them

American Speech- Language-Hearing Association – Cultural competence overview

Community Integration Tools – Terms and definitions for cultural competency

Cultural Orientation Resource – Provides technical assistance regarding the cultural and community orientation refugees receive before or after resettlement

Addiction Technology Transfer Centers – Identifies and advances opportunities for improving substance abuse treatment

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-Minority Health – Provides research findings, papers, and press releases related to minority health

American translators Association – Certification program that evaluates the competence of translators according to guidelines that reflect current professional practice

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

Community Toolbox: Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World – Provides information on relevant topics, such as how to build relationships with people from different cultures, reduce prejudice and racism, build organizations and communities that are responsive to people from diverse cultures, and heal the effects of internalized oppression.

The Cross Culture Health Care Program – A bridge between communities and healthcare institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Care Mental Health Services – Cultural competence standards for managed care mental health services to improve the availability of high-quality services for four undeserved and/or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups

Diversity Rx – Resources relating to cross-cultural communication issues in healthcare settings and information on interpreter practice, legal issues, relating to language barriers and access to linguistically appropriate services, and the ways language and culture can affect the use of healthcare services

Health Resources and Services Administration Culture, Language and Health Literacy Page – Resources relating to cultural competence in general and to providing culturally competent health care to a number of specific cultural/ethnic groups

Instruments for Measuring Acculturation – Information on acculturation and cultural identity measures

Minority Health Project – Information on minority health research and data sources

National Center for Cultural Competence – NCCC’s mission is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically responsive service delivery systems

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities – Information about health disparities and the best methods to address them

International MultiCultural Institute – iMCI works with individuals, organizations, and communities to create a society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity.

Office of Civil Rights – Investigates complaints, enforces rights, develops policies, and promulgates regulations to ensure compliance and nondiscrimination and health information privacy laws