Site Guidelines

Our Purpose

This site is designed to provide resources for those who work to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities. At DiversityRx, we want to support a community of people who develop and provide health services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic differences presented by diverse populations. DiversityRx intends to give the health care field a forum for discussing cultural and linguistically appropriate serves, and to provide education opportunities.

DiversityRx Copyright

This site contains intellectual property owned by Tides Center. You may quote short text passages if you attribute them to the DiversityRx site and Tides Center. If you wish to re-publish any significant amount of material from our site, more than a few quoted lines, please contact us for permission and be as specific as possible about where you found the material, including a URL, and tell us how you propose to use it.

Submission Guidelines
We welcome your resource submissions, blog postings, funding information, research reports, media, or event listings related to cultural and linguistically appropriate services in health care. We also hope you will comment on the postings on the site. When you consider commenting or submitting posts, please act out of respect. If you notice disrespectful behavior, report it

When commenting or contributing an item for submission, ask yourself if what you have to submit will increase the strength and richness of the DiversityRx community. Please use accurate headlines and tag for accuracy rather than readership.

Although we appreciate that numerous different languages are spoken by many in the Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services community, all written submissions must be in English. We regret we do not have the resources to translate information on the website at this time.

User Submissions Terms

Using our site means you agree to our guidelines and terms. If you disagree, please do not use the DiversityRx site.

User submissions include all uploads of media and all posts to the DiversityRx site. You are responsible for all of your submissions and the consequences of publishing them. You may post only under your own username, and are responsible for all posts from your account. You are also responsible for getting appropriate consent forms for photos, video, audio, and so on that you are uploading.

Your submissions may not infringe upon others enjoyment of the site. Do not post or link to material that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, prejudicial, or hateful. You may only submit content for which you have the copyright or specific permission from the copyright holder to submit the content.

You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of others.

You acknowledge that by submitting content you give DiversityRx permission to distribute it. You retain the copyright to media you submit. We suggest you assign a Creative Commons license to any media you submit to us. However, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information disclosed or offered to DiversityRx through this site or in response to DiversityRx solicitations shall become the property of DiversityRx and the Tides Center. We may use these responses for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensating you.

You may not use our Web site for commercial purposes. Don’t post or submit requests for money and do not promote commercial services or products.

DiversityRx, Tides Center, The California Endowment, and Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care, or any of their agents, do not endorse and are not responsible for any statement, opinion, or advice given or made by anyone other than their authorized representatives. All postings and media found on the site are those of the author, and you rely on such information at your own risk.

We may remove any submission or content or decide not to publish a submission at our discretion.

Links to DiversityRx Web Site

We welcome links to individual pages within the DiversityRx site, but please do so in a way that presents the page in its entirety. Don’t cause one of our Web pages to appear within the frame of another site and don’t link to individual page elements such as a graphic or photograph.

You may not link directly to any video, audio file or PDF found on our site; you must link to the DiversityRx page from which the file is accessed. Please link to our Web pages in text format only. We may occasionally change site structure and page file names, which would might result in broken links from external sites.

Commenting and Rating DiversityRx Material

A key element of the DiversityRx site is peer review. Any registered user (DiversityRx member) can watch, listen to, or read and comment on much of the material we publish. The respectful reviews and comments of peers can help others effectively use a wide variety of resources and content.

  1. To comment upon a blog, resource, news item, or other published material, use the “add new comment” link at the end of the Web page.
  2. Please listen, read, or watch the whole resource or posting before commenting.
  3. DiversityRx wants thoughtful affirmative comments that answer the questions, “Did you enjoy this piece? Would you like to see, read, hear more of it?” We will delete suspected self-promotional posts and negative reviews that do not substantively and fairly evaulate the content. If you hate a piece and cannot provide respectful, constructive comments, simply do not comment upon it.
  4. In your comments, please tell us why you liked a piece and explain your reasoning, too.
  5. You may wish to use this list to think about how to write your comments. This list was inspired by the core values espoused by the Public Radio Program Directors’ Association and originally found on the PRX Web site:
    • Honesty
    • Substance
    • Accuracy
    • Respectfulness
    • Credibility
    • Creativity
    • Civility
    • Promotes understanding
    • Quality of craft
    • Depth
    • Humor

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