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Cultural Competency


The Center of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Care
The Office of Minority Health was designed to develop the capacity of health care professionals to address the cultural and linguistic barriers to health care delivery and to increase access to health care for limited English-proficient people.

National Center for Cultural Competence -Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development
The mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to incorporate culturally and linguistically services in order to address the "growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity".

Center for Health Families and Cultural Diversity
The Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity is part of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The center is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in promoting culturally-responsive, quality health care for diverse populations.

Think Culture Health
Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, Think Cultural Health (TCH) is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact through the development and promotion of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Think Cultural Health is the flagship initiative of the OMH Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care.

Articles/Web Resources

A Gardner's Tale (video interview) by Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Understanding Prejudice:
Betancourt, J. R., Green, A. R., Carrillo, J. E., & Ananeh-Firempong, O. (2003). Defining cultural competence: a practical framework for addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care. Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 118(4), 293-302.
Betancourt, J. R., Green, A. R., Carrillo, J. E., & Park, E. R. (2005). Cultural competence and health care disparities: key perspectives and trends. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 24(2), 499-505.
Jones, CP. (2000). Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener's Tale. American
Journal of Public Health 90(8): 1212-1215.
McIntosh, P. (2001). White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Excerpted from "White
Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988). Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. Wellesley, MA.
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