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2008 American Community Survey and Census Data on the Foreign Born by State

Migration Policy Institute

To facilitate analysis of immigrant population growth within the United States on a stat-by-state basis, the Migration Policy Institute developed this online interactive map.


Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence

Nathan Kline Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health

The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide mental health services organizations a structured method for modifying Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) to better meet the needs of the cultural groups they serve.


Resident Self-Evaluation of Five Levels of Cultural Competence

Ramsey Family and Community Medicine

This tool is intended to evaluate a medical resident's level of cultural proficiency. The tool assesses cultural competence in five levels and makes recommendations for what level residents should be expected to accomplish. This tool can be used to assess curricula developed to improve resident's cultural and linguistic competence during residency.


Reducing Stigma about Mental Illness in Transcultural Settings: A Guide

Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network

This guide is intended to serve as a reference for professionals to gain an understanding of stigma towards mental illness in non-English speaking background communities in Australia. Additionally, the guide was developed to aide in the development of strategies to reduce stigma in non-English speaking background communities.


Questions Are the Answer

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ)

This project out of AHRQ is designed to help patients improve the care provided to them by their clinicians by taking an active role and asking questions. This website includes videos, resources, a glossary of medical terms, tips and lists of questions that patients should ask their providers before any medical procedure.


Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument among Health Care Providers

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

In response to deficits in the measurement of cultural competence of providers and limitations of cultural competence assessments, such as their testing of group-specific knowledge, and the fact that many are designed for only one health care discipline, this research paper examines a specific assessment tool, the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) - an assessment tool designed for use in hos


Our Stories, Our Health

New Routes to Community Health

Our Stories, Our Health is a project that has been teaching Vietnamese and Laotian elders to shoot video interviews about health topics they identified as important to their communities. Below is the list of videos with their URLs:


New York University Culture and Psychiatry Curriculum

New York University (NYU)

In 2008, NYU piloted a new required course with 14 one hour meetings devoted to culture and psychiatry for third year psychiatry residents. This curriculum was informed by a study sponsored by the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry's Cultural Committee, as well as the American Psychiatric Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program.


Improving Communication with Elders of Different Cultures

Stanford Geriatric Education Center

This online training module provides information on how to recognize barriers to communication with elders who are culturally or ethnically diverse and provides culturally sensitive approaches to elicit information and promote shared decision-making and mutual respect.


How to Work Effectively with Trained Interpreters: A Training for Physicians, Residents and Medical Students

Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association

This toolkit contains resources for either a 1-hour or 2-hour classroom training for health care professionals. The goal of the training is to improve the participant’s communication with patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) by learning techniques for working effectively with interpreters.