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Cultural Competency and Health Equity Resources

Find the resources you need to understand your patient’s diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, and customize treatment to meet their social, cultural, and linguistic needs.

Cultural Competency Training

Cultural competency training courses created for health care providers and their clinical staff such as Cultural Agility, Diabetes among South Asians, and the Hispanic Community.

Language Assistance Services

Language Assistance Services for patients with limited English proficiency help improve communication and health outcomes. Learn about discounted rates for translation and interpreter services.

Health Disparities

Learn about health disparities and find resources to address health disparities among your patients.

Social Determinants of Health, A Guide for Providers: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Within Your Practice [PDF]

A guide that explores the impact of health inequities on patient outcomes and looks at ways providers can identify and address socio-economic barriers.

National Patient Resources [PDF]

National resources to help make it easier for your patients to focus on their health and well-being. Includes a high-level overview of each resource, links to websites, and contact information.

Cigna Community Resources - FindHelp.com (previously known as Aunt Bertha) [PDF]

Help your patients access social care networks with community programs and search for a variety of services in their local communities, including free or low-cost medical care, food, transportation, housing assistance, and more. A quick “how-to” video is included.

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Article | April 2022

South Asian Health Disparities

Article | February 2021

California Language Assistance Program

Article | January 2020

Cultural Competency Training

Article | August 2018

CultureVision™

Podcast | February 2017

Go Red for Women: American Heart Month Podcast

Podcast | September 2016

Herbal Therapies in Latino and Caribbean Immigrant Communities

White Paper | March 2016

Cultural Competency in Health Care

Podcast | March 2016

Promoting Colon Cancer Screening in the African-American Community

White Paper | January 2016

Delivering Quality Care to Diverse Populations

White Paper | September 2015

Health Disparities in the LGBT Community

Article | March 2014

Tips for Working with a Language Interpreter

White Paper | March 2014

Health Disparities: How Your Practice and Patients May Be Affected

Article

African American/Black Health Disparities

Provider Assessments

Cultural & Linguistic Health Practitioner Assessment Patient Health Care Preferences Questionnaire [PDF] Guidelines for care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients Cultural Competency Assessment A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease Health Literacy in Primary Care Practice

More Resources

South Asian Disparities (White Paper) [PDF] California Language Assistance Program Training for Providers and Staff [PDF] Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care (Article) Interpreters Save Lives - Experience through an English speaking patient’s eyes (Shortvideo) Breaking Down the Language Barrier – Translating Limited English Proficiency into Practice(Video) MedEdPortal

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