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Websites on Culture & Health Care
American Indian & Alaska Native Health
National Library of Medicine site providing information about the health of American Indians, including disease statistics.
Sponsored by the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. This site provides advice for health care workers about communicating with patients from different ethnic backgrounds.
Dictionary of Patients' Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals
Document produced by the Health Care Chaplaincy, an organization of hospital chaplains who assist patients and families of all faiths. This list describes health-related beliefs of various religions.
This site is a collection of articles compiled by the library at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center. The focus is on cultural beliefs and medical concerns of immigrant populations.
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services agency that collects data about the health of racial and ethnic minorities.
Religious Diversity: Practical Points for Health Care Providers
Document prepared by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's Department of Pastoral Care, to help health care workers anticipate the diverse needs of hospitalized patients from different faiths.
Think Cultural Health
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Contains articles and training videos to help health care workers "advance health equity at every point of contact," including improving communication with foreign language speakers and people with disabilities.