A selected list of websites, programs and resources related to the populations and/or topics covered on EthnoMed.
American Indian and Alaska Native Health - Medline Plus
Medline Plus provides links to health issues that affect Native-Americans.
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
A centralized location to find current information about Asian Pacific Islander (API ) health status and issues affecting API health.
Cambodian Genocide Program
The Cambodian Genocide Program, a project of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, has been studying events to learn as much as possible about the tragedy, and to help determine who was responsible for the crimes of the Pol Pot regime.
Cancer Control Planet
National Cancer Institute web site designed to provide access to successful evidence-based intervention programs and products that were developed and evaluated by researchers in the field. You can download or order all the components that were used in the intervention. The Chinese Women’s Health Project, a joint project between Harborview Med Center/University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been selected as one of the interventions.
CDC Resources in Languages Other than English
Collection of all information and materials available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website translated into other languages. Topics include emergency preparedness and response, diseases and conditions, data and statistics, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers’ health, and workplace safety and health among others.
CDC Immigrant and Refugee Health
Provides information about medical examination, health guidelines, laws and regulations. Includes refugee health profiles for specific refugee groups resettling in the United States.
Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL is a nonprofit organization promoting access, equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world. CAL’s experienced staff conduct research, develop language assessments and instructional materials, provide professional development and technical assistance services, offer online courses, and disseminate information and resources related to language and culture.
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange (CIRRIE)
CIRRIE has developed an eleven-volume monograph series which provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the US, especially recent immigrants. The monographs contain specific information about culture that rehabilitation service providers can use to more effectively meet the needs of foreign-born recipients of rehabilitation services.
Center for MultiCultural Health
Seattle based organization working in partnership with individuals, groups and organizations in the community to promote health and well-being in diverse communities. The mission is to promote the health and well-being of diverse communities–including individuals from communities of color, individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants and refugees–through innovative health advocacy, health promotion, disease prevention, and immigrant and refugee service programs.
Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
The Cross-Cultural Health Care Program’s primary goal is to improve the health care of communities that face linguistic and cultural barriers to receiving health services. The CCHCP develops training programs for health care providers and for medical interpreters, provides a central resource center, and works with underserved communities and with institutions to change policies and procedures that create barriers to care.
Promotes language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant and ethnically diverse communities.
ECHO Minnesota - Emergency & Community Health Outreach
ECHO Minnesota Department of Public Health provides health and safety information in multiple languages and mediums by fax, phone, on television and on the web during emergency and non-emergency times to people with limited English language skills. Select a topic, and then click the language at the right to view the video in that language. All videos available in: English, Khmer, Somali, Vietnamese, Lao, Spanish, Hmong. Some resources available in these other languages: Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Oromo, Russian.
Global to Local
Global to Local’s mission is to advance health equity and improve health in U.S. communities through application of best practices from around the world. They develop programs and interventions to improve health, lower the cost of care, and empower underserved communities across the country. Communities affected by health disparities are diverse and include women, people of color, people experiencing poverty, immigrants and refugees.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc. has been serving Florida since 1960. The Agency is non-religious and its mission is to protect the vulnerable and help people achieve fulfilling lives by empowering individuals and strengthening families. When the agency began in 1960, its core programming was to provide counseling and family support services to the Jewish community in Pinellas County. The agency was incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1974. At that time, Gulf Coast JFCS began to diversify its array of services though public funding and broadened its scope to serve people of all backgrounds.
Handbook of immigrant health
Handbook of immigrant health by Sana Loue.
Health Information Translations
Health Information Translations is a collaborative initiative to improve health education for limited English proficiency patients, by leveraging the combined skills and experience of 3 of Central Ohio’s largest health care organizations in the production of translated patient education materials.
Health Online UWMC
Health Online is a library of the patient and family health education materials used at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Most materials contained on this site have been authored by UW Medicine clinicians and staff. Use advanced search to find handouts translated into various languages. Typically the second half of each document is the English version. This is so the doctor or nurse always hands the patient both language versions at the same time.
Health information, available in several different languages, from the Department of Human Services, Australia.
Healthy Fish Guide - WA State Dept of Health
This site contains information on fish and/or shellfish advisories in Washington State waters. Some of the information (Duwamish River, Yakima River) is translated into other languages for areas where there is a higher immigrant population.
Healthy Roads Media
This site contains some free health education materials in a number of languages and formats (print, video, audio). They also provide some low-cost materials for hospital or group settings. Materials are developed with attention paid to the issues of literacy, health-literacy, illness, aging, disability and language.
Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW)
HBCW has worked to bring hepatitis B awareness and education to the API community since 1997, and has since expanded work to other populations from high risk regions. Work includes exploration into culturally appropriate and effective strategies for reaching families and household members of positive individuals, and promoting understanding of the liver disease, including testing, immunizations and treatment for hepatitis B. HBCW is a network of health care professionals and community volunteers, health departments, community clinics, and nonprofit organizations.
This comprehensive website posts original content and links to outside sources of bilingual health information (Hmong and English). Categories of dozens of health conditions and topics include family health, healthy living, traditional healing, talking with health providers and more.
Hmong Resource Center Library
A comprehensive Hmong Studies research library in the U.S.
Immigrant & Refugee Integration - COR
The COR Center developed materials to help refugee newcomers understand fundamental aspects of life in the United States: housing, community services, transportation, health, employment, and cultural adjustment. The COR Center is housed at the Center for Applied Linguistics.
A listing of primary sacred times for world religions.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
Khmer Health Advocates
KHA provides health assessments and mental health services in the form of individual, family, group and massage therapies for survivors of torture and concentration camp syndromes for Khmer speaking peoples from Connecticut and Western, Mass.
Management Sciences for Health
Provides information and resources for clinicians working with immigrant, refugee, and racial/ethnic minority populations.
Medline Plus Health Information in Multiple Languages
Links to find health information in languages other than English, provided on the National Library of Medicine consumer health information website. Includes quality guidelines for how they select the links on these pages. Browse information in multiple languages and by health topic.
Migrant Clinicians Network
Migrant Clinicians Network is a nonprofit organization that creates practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health. They provide bridge case management, support, technical assistance, and professional development to clinicians in Federally Qualified Health Centers and other health care delivery sites with the ultimate purpose of providing quality health care that increases access and reduces disparities for migrant farmworkers and other mobile underserved populations.
Multicultural Health Communication
An Australian-based site that aims to facilitate the communication of information about health issues and services to people of non-English speaking backgrounds.
New Routes to Community Health
Improving the health of immigrants through immigrant-created media. Eight diverse immigrant-led collaborations across the United States received three-year grants to create locally-focused media and outreach campaigns that speak directly to immigrants’ health concerns.
Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition
A coalition of health and service providers in Washington State have joined together to promote health equity for refugees, asylees and immigrants. This group was previously called the New Arrivals Working Group (NAWG), and was cited in the American Journal of Public Health as an example of innovative collaboration on behalf of refugees.
Office on Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services resources on minority health.
Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the US Dept of Health and Human Services helps new populations maximize their potential in the United States by linking them to critical resources that assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
Patient Advisory Network - INSPIRE Research Portal
A library of resources designed for patients and researchers partnering on patient-centered outcomes research. The goal is to provide easy access to existing tools and resources and includes resources for both patients and researchers as well as those specific to each group.
Refugee Health Provider Resources
Minnesota Department of Public Health offers resources for providers working with refugee populations.
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
The RHTAC provides tools, resources and support for health and mental health providers to meet the needs of refugees in resettlement.
Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)
A compilation of health materials available in Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese languages. A joint initiative between Tufts University Health Sciences Library and the South Cove Community Health Center.
SEWA AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness)
Organization committed to bringing total family wellness to the South Asian Indian community. According to the 2010 Census, the South Asian population is the second largest Asian Immigrant group in Minnesota, 38,000+. SEWA serves the vulnerable and underserved populations from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Trinidad, Guyana, and the Caribbean diaspora.
Southeast Asian Archive
The Archive at the University of California – Irvine collects materials relating to the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants in the United States the boat people and land refugees, and the culture and history of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
An organization 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.
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.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America.
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
For nearly 100 years the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has acted to address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.
The USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and immigrants to become proactive health consumers and promoters in their communities.
Vaccine Information Statements
Vaccine information available in many languages, through the Immunization Action Coalition.
Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project
The mission of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project (based in San Francisco, CA) is to improve the health of Vietnamese living in the United States. There are a number of Vietnamese language patient education materials available through their web site.
Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board
The Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB) is a coalition of families, community members based in Seattle WA to support families of children with developmental delay in the Vietnamese community. The Board seeks to be a resource to families and community members, assisting people to connect to therapeutic and support services across the care system and educating the community about autism and developmental delay.
A nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, MIHV operates community-based health programs in the United States and abroad. They have a variety of health education materials.