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Cultural and Diversity Resources for Health Care Professionals

Cultural Diversity Research

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

This webpage provides links to research on cultural and linguistic competency in health care. (United States)

CDC: Health Disparities in Cancer

CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) monitors trends in cancer incidence and mortality, and identifies which populations are disproportionately affected by the disease. This website features information on racial and ethnic differences in cancer and information on reducing health disparities in cancer. (United States)

Coronary Artery Disease among Asian Indians Research Foundation

This website provides information and up-to-date research on coronary heart disease among South Asians. (United States)

Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions

This website provides research and publications on health disparity issues. (United States)

Kaiser Foundation: Race, Ethnicity & Health Care Program

The Foundation's activities in race/ethnicity and health care are focused on efforts to reduce disparities in health care access and quality. Through policy research and analysis, and media and public education activities, the Foundation seeks to improve knowledge and understanding of the problems contributing to the poorer health care outcomes of people of color.  Several publications on race, ethnicity and health care are provided through this website. (United States)

National Antiracism Council of Canada: Health

NARCC is a community-based network against racism, racialization and all other forms of related discrimination in Canada. This website provides a series of health related publications including: Social Inclusion as a Determinant of Health, Improving Access to Multilingual Health Information for Newcomers to Canada; Lessons Learned from Rights Based Approaches to Health. (Canada)

National Cancer Institute: Cancer Health Disparities

The National Cancer Institute supports The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. This organization provides online information and research related to cancer health disparities. (United States)

The Commonwealth Fund: Taking Cultural Competency from Theory to Action

This paper discusses important lessons in the implementation of cultural competency initiatives. (United States)


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