Stanley S. Bergen Center for Multicultural Education, Research and Practice

Broken Link? Notify the director.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2007). Key Themes and Highlights from the National Healthcare Disparities Report. January 2007. Retrieved April 2007 from

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2003, 2004). National healthcare disparities report.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Integration of cultural competence in baccalaureate and graduate education
Tool kits for faculty

Association of American Colleges and Universities

American Association of Medical Colleges. "Tools for Assessing Cultural Competence Training"

American Hospital Association

Center for Cross-Cultural Health

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention Research Center Program

CDC, National Center for Health Statistics
Tools and data sets
Access to state and local data

Computer software for qualitative data sorting and analysis

Cultural Competency Case Studies

Cultural Competency Assessment Tools for Students, Faculty and Healthcare Professionals: Annotated links

Cultural Competency Training Curriculum.
Thom, D.H., Tirado, M.D., Woon, T.L., & Mcbride, M.R. (2006). Development and evaluation of a cultural competency training curriculum. BMC Medical Education, 6:38.

Culturally Competent Care Concept Paper

CulturedMed. Advancing Cultural Awareness in Healthcare for Refugees & Immigrants


Health Sciences Library
Highlights resources that help nursing faculty and other interested professionals incorporate cultural competence skills into nursing curricula and practice.

Indicators of Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery Organizations: An Organizational Cultural Competence Assessment Profile

Health Resources and Services Administration
Cultural competency resources
Health literacy resources
Health care workforce
Health data and stats
Primary care service areas


Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Institute of Medicine (IOM).  (2003).  Unequal Treatment: Confronting  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Washington, DC: Author Available online at:

International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Joint Commission (formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare organizations)

Joint Commission International
Standards on Patient safety
Speak up program
Eliminating dangerous abbreviations
Hospitals, language and culture
Patient safety solutions
Public policy initiatives:
Guiding Principles for the
Development of the Hospital of the Future
What Did the Doctor Say?:”
Improving Health Literacy to protect patient safety
Development of a National Performance
Measurement Data Strategy
Strategies for addressing the evolving nursing crisis
Advances to address low health literacy
Strategies for narrowing the organ donation gap and protecting patients
Patient-centered communication


Kaiser Permanente (Diversity Programs, Language Services, etc)

Mayo Clinic

Mayo clinic, College of Medicine Center for Diversity

National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
Self-assessment and organizational assessment tools
Conceptual frameworks/models
Policies for cultural competent care

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)
access major professional minority nursing organizations

National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH, 2002). Strategic research plan and budget to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities: Volume 1: Fiscal years 2002-2006. U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.

National Library of Medicine (PubMed, Medline Plus, etc.)

National Quality Forum

National Quality Forum-(NQF). A Comprehensive Framework and preferred practices for measuring and Reporting Cultural Competency: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC 2009.

A Comprehensive Framework and Preferred Practices for Measuring and Reporting Cultural Competency


North Sound Mental Health Association
Cultural competency Training in a Module

Rand Health: Survey Tools

Sage Publications
Journal of transcultural nursing
Core curriculum in transcultural nursing and health care resources

The California Endowment:

Resources in Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals (Gilbert, 2003).

Principles and Recommended Standards for Cultural Competence Education of Health Care Professionals (Gilbert, 2003).

Multicultural Health Evaluation
Perspectives on Culturally Competent Evaluation
Fighting childhood obesity
Raising pour voices: Strengthening our communities, Advocacy training
How social movements work and how to support them
Prevention for healthier America
Assessing the Impacts of the Proposed State Health and Human Services Budget on Local Communities
A Statewide Survey on the Status of California Nonprofit Organizations in the Current Economy
Blurred Borders: Transboundary Issues and Solutions in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region
Health Policy Research Brief: Less Than One-Quarter of California Adults Walk Regularly
Experiences with Medicare Part D: Stories from Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse and Medically Needy Californians
Improving Care Management for the Chronically Ill and Underserved
Managed Care and Medi-Cal Beneficiaries with Disabilities: Assessing Current State Practice in a Changing Federal Policy Environment
Why Public Policy?
Health Reform 2007: Impact on the Valley

The Sullivan Alliance
Health Policy
Pipeline issues in education of health professionals
Publication on the underrepresented minorities in health professions

Think Culture Health: Bridging the Health Care Gap Through Cultural Competency

Transcultural Nursing Society
Position papers
Conferences/workshops in Transcultural nursing


United Nations (UN)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Census Bureau
Population, demographics

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2009) National Healthcare Disparities Report. 2008. Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). (2000). Healthy people 2010. Washington D.C.: USDHHS.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in the OMH Health Care Final Report in 2001. Office of Minority Health (OMH).

Strategic Framework for Improving Racial/Ethnic Minority Health and Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities

Office of Minority Health National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards Crosswalked to Joint Commission 2007 Standards for Hospitals, Ambulatory, Behavioral Health, Long Term Care, and Home Care
Racial and ethnic minority groups
Racial and ethnic health disparities
Culturally competent toolkits for nurses and other health professionals
Relevant laws and policies
Other guides and resources
World Health Organization (WHO)





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