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Articles and Resources related to cultural competency

Websites of Model Curricula and Other Materials on Cultural Competence and Diversity in Mental Health
Links to websites of model curricula and other materials on cultural competence and diversity in mental health.
Strategies to Promote the Cultural Competence of Harborview Medical Center
A presentation (48 slides) about services and community projects at Harborview Medical Center that foster culture competence at the institution, whose primary mission is "to provide and teach exemplary patient care and to promote health care for those patients King County is obligated to serve.”
Stanford Ethno Med: Ethnic-Specific Geriatric Care in the United States
A site from Stanford School of Medicine presenting ethnic-specific modules on the health and health and healthcare of multicultural older adults. The curriculum provides cultural information, learning modules, tools and resources.
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
An organizaton that provides language training, direct services, and technical assistance with a focus on language and culture. They have a number of resources around English Language Teaching that are available for downloading.
Routine Cough in a Lao Immigrant - A Case Study Example
Case study module about diagnosing cough in Lao immigrant, that explores medical decision-making around cross cultural health.
Interpreting in Palliative Care Course
As the use of palliative care grows, so does the diversity of patients who opt for it. The California Health Care Foundation has a free curriculum for trainers of medical interpreters that covers the topic with sensitivity.
Domains of Cultural Competency
Article written by Carey Jackson, MD considering domains of cultural competency.
Culturally Competent Care - A Narrated video presentation
25 minute video slide presentation with audio. Talk given by a psychiatrist Lorin Boynton at Harborview Psychiatry Chief Resident Conference to teach about approaches to providing culturally competent care to immigrant and refugee patients.
Cross-Cultural Medicine & Working With Interpreters
A teaching module designed and narrated by Dr. Margaret Isaac, Foundations of Clinical Medicine at the University of Washington. The module is geared to health care clinicians about elements of cross cultural-medicine and how to work effectively with an interpreter. Specific topics include: cultural competence, cultural humility, patient-centeredness and modes of interpreting. Module length to complete would be approximately 30-45 minutes.
Communicating through an Interpreter
This is an on-line training course authored by Cynthia Roat, MPH and Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, both nationally recognized experts in language access in health care. This course provides 2 CME's aimed at teaching physicians how to work effectively with live and telephonic medical interpreters. There is a cost for this CME produced by Medical Directions, Inc.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Tools for Assessing Cultural Competence Training
A Physician's Guide to Culturally Competent Care
A CME course for health practitioners from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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