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Diversity, Healing and Healthcare

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This website presents cultural and religious information relevant to healthcare providers who are serving diverse patients. The site provides general information about various cultural groups that are intended as 'sound bytes' to provide information that may impact communication between health care providers and patients who are from different cultures.

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Advancing Health Equity Resource Database

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This online resource database developed by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco provides users with resources focused on eliminating disparities in health care.  Resources in the database include online trainings, assessment tools, guides, surveys and reports.  To find important tools and resources related to advancing health equity, vis

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Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families

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This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment. There is no answer key with correct responses.

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Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Support In Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings

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This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity, cultural competence and linguistic competence in early childhood settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of practices that foster such an environment. There is no answer key with correct responses.

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Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Primary Health Care Services

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This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural and linguistic cultural competence in health, mental health and human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of beliefs, attitudes, values and practices which foster cultural and linguistic competence at the individual or practitioner level.

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Plain Language: Improving Communication from the Federal Government to the Public

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This website developed by and for federal employees promotes and supports the use of plain language for all federal communications. The website provides an overview of plain language - communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it - as well as tools and tips for implementing plain language.

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National Public Health Performance Standards Program

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The NPHPSP is a National Partnership initiative that has developed National Public Health Performance Standards for state and local public health systems and for public health governing bodies. This website includes three assessment tools that organizations can utilize for quality improvement in health care organizations with a focus on public health.

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Curriculum in Ethnogeriatrics

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With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Stanford Geriatric Education Center has developed these modules to serve as a basic generic curriculum in ethnogeriatrics.

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Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

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The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program out of AHRQ was developed to assess patients' and consumers' experiences within the health care system. Through the use of surveys in both ambulatory care systems and facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, CAHPS provides usable, relevant information on quality of care.

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Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

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TACCT is an self-administered assessment tool that can be used by medical schools to examine all components of the entire medical school curriculum. TACCT enables schools to identify gaps and redundancies in their curricula, which will enable schools to make the best use of opportunities and resources. TACCT can be used for both traditional and problem-based curricula.

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