EthnoMed is a collaborative program. We work closely with faculty and students across a wide range of disciplines, health care providers, medical interpreters and community stakeholders to craft our content. Whether you’re a provider learning from your patients about traditional treatments, or ethnic organizations advertising a community event , we want to hear from you!
We welcome submissions of short articles and multimedia content across a wide range of topics about refugee and immigrant health issues, cultural humility, and health disparities related to culture and migration. We accept submissions on an ongoing basis.
If you are interested in submitting content to EthnoMed, please read through the content below, and then contact us using our contact form to begin the submission process.
Here are the types of articles that we are looking for:
- Clinical topics related to immigrant and refugee populations (See template)
- Cultural profiles describing immigrant and refugee populations (See template)
- Case studies and insights describing cultural issues in the clinical setting
- Blog posts
Here are some examples of article topics:
- Common expressions of depression among Cambodians
- Folk remedies for fever used among Eritreans
- Common end-of-life practices among Vietnamese patients
- Tips on talking with Somali patients about vaccination
- A brief introduction to racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
Ideally content submissions will be 600-1500 words in length, depending on article type. Our staff is available to work with you in regards to topic choices, content length, style, clarity and formatting.
EthnoMed multimedia content includes video, slideshows, interactive presentations and audio recordings that speak to the same topic areas listed above. Here are some examples of multimedia content:
- What are Mammograms and Breast Cancer – A Narrated Slideshow in Somali
- How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Ethiopian and Eritrean Patients with Diabetes
- Somali Tuberculosis Patient Education (audio)
To quickly view a large selection of our video resources, visit the EthnoMed YouTube channel.
UW students have the opportunity to engage in short-term projects that explore health and culture-related issues for publication on the EthnoMed website. Students collaborate with EthnoMed staff, community members, medical interpreters, caseworker/cultural mediators and/or care providers, collecting information through literature reviews, interviews and focus groups. Projects typically culminate in an article, health education resource, and/or multimedia content to be published on the EthnoMed website.
EthnoMed projects are a good fit for students in the health sciences disciplines and the Department of Anthropology, but we welcome interest from students in any department. Students may come with their own project idea or may fulfill a need for an existing project or topic idea.
Every project is different, and depends on participation and interest from community partners.
For more information and inquiries about student projects, please contact EthnoMed Program Coordinator Anna Cowan: firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 744-9087.
Undergraduate students interested in participating in an EthnoMed project should be in or entering their junior or senior year, and should be completing their project to fulfill a program or course requirement such as a practicum or capstone project, service learning requirement, experiential course project, or independent study for credit.
Graduate students interested in participating in an EthnoMed project often fulfill program requirements such as capstone, practicum or service learning requirements.
Faculty with expertise in the area of refugee and immigrant health are encouraged to reach out. We often work with faculty who offer relevant courses with practical components, or are willing to serve as faculty advisors for projects.
Students with outside institutions are also welcome to contact us with interest and will be considered based on capacity.
- Perinatal Profile for Patients from Somalia
- Iraqi Cultural Profile
- Cambodian Terms for Hypertension May Cause Misunderstandings about the Disease
- Physical and Psychological Sequelae in Refugees Who Have Survived Torture: Literature Review
Please tell us about national and/or Seattle area refugee health and community events via our Calendar Submission Form.