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Community, Cultures and Health: Community Resources

This guide provides information on some of the known challenges and resources surrounding cultural groups successfully accessing health care.

Select Sources for Health Information in Multiple Languages

Health Information Translations

"This website provides plain language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient population".


"HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency."

Medline Plus

"MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand."

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

"This information portal leads to health resources from across NIH for selected priority health areas. The languages for each condition are chosen to reach populations with particular health disparities."  NIMHD

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

This site includes culturally appropriate health and nutrition material for consumers and health care-related professionals, in 19 languages.


Faces of Disparity Video

"The Faces of Disparity Video is a 15-minute documentary that integrates personal stories of health care consumers with the perspectives of leading experts in health care and public health.  The video defines health disparities, identifies contributing factors, and presents CLAS Standards as resources for change."

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

The National CLAS Standards


"The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) aim to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation's increasingly diverse communities.

Learn more about implementing The National CLAS Standards within your organization to help advance and sustain culturally and linguistically appropriate services."

Cultural Competency Resources for Health Care Professionals and Educators

Primer Cultural Competency and Health Literacy: A Guide for Teaching Health Professionals and Students

Guide for teaching the necessary skills to facilitate Cultural Competency in the delivery of Health Care Services to a diverse population. 


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