Alliance Health is committed to ensuring that every individual in our community receives high-quality and equitable care. We understand that in order to reach this goal, we must eliminate health and health care disparities that continue to exist across racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.

Research suggests that culturally competent health care organizations have greater success in addressing these disparities. Alliance has compiled a list of helpful resources for health care providers that are interested in increasing their cultural competency.

Resources

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling: www.algbtic.orgAdvocacy and publications to reduce unethical and discriminatory practices

Association of Black Psychologists: www.abpsi.orgPlanning, programs, services, training and advocacy

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists: www.aglp.orgEducation and advocacy for LGBTQ mental health issues

Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation: www.blackmentalhealth.comAddressing misdiagnosis related to low awareness of African-American culture

Diabetes: A Family Matter (Ohio University): www.diabetesfamily.net/community/cultureInformation about Appalachian cultures

Diversity Inc: www.diversityinc.com/Diversity issues addressed from a corporate viewpoint

Health Information Translations: www.healthinfotranslations.org/languages.php –   Health information on a wide range of topics in 18 languages, including videos in American Sign Language

MedlinePlus: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.htmlInformation from the National Institute for Health, available in over 40 languages

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association: www.naapimha.org – Raise awareness of the interaction between mental health & overall well-being

National Center for Cultural Competence: www.nccc.georgetown.edu –Training, publications and products to identify and share best practice standards

National Congress of American Indians: www.ncai.org –Works to inform the public and Congress about governmental rights of Native Americans and Alaska Natives

National Latino Behavioral Health Association: www.nlbha.org – Advocacy, research and policy to reduce disparity in mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.orgAdvocacy, peer support, publications and legislative action

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide: www.nopcas.org – Suicide prevention and intervention specifically for people of color

Native Web: www.nativeweb.org/Resources for indigenous cultures from around the world

National Council of La Raza: www.nclr.org – Latino civil rights and advocacy group

Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the American Psychological Association: www.apa.org/pi/oema – Increasing understanding of how psychology pertains to race/ethnicity and culture

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration: www.hrsa.gov/CulturalCompetence/race.htmlContains culture, language and health literacy resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health:  www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlID=3Includes information about initiatives, laws and policies, as well as teaching tools

World Health Organization: www.who.int/en – Authority for health within the United Nations system

World Health Organization Regional Office – Pan American Health Organization:  www.paho.org – International public health organization serving the Americas



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