Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
D&I Articles of Interest
Best practice guidelines for treatment of substance use disorders, with a focus on cultural competence. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A field guide to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. The Joint Commission
Promotes the health and well-being of people in diverse communities
A description of what is cultural respect and answers to frequently asked questions about cultural respect in the context of National Institutes of Health. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addresses broad cultural issues that impact the health of individuals and families
Cultural and Linguistic Competency - Office of Minority Health. Web site with guides, national standards, policies, initiatives, laws, reports, and training tools
Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cultural Sensitivity, A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals -Full text – Joint Commission - 2012
Tip sheets for clinicians to increase their awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures. University of Washington Medical Center.
Link to resources on cultural competency. Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
List of resources, blogs, and newsletters about increasing cultural competency training and diversity in governance and leadership. American Hospital Association
Training module to familiarize people with literature that relates alcohol issues to race, ethnicity, and culture. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Information about cultural beliefs and medical issues for the health care of recent immigrants. Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Compilation of Web sites, reports, guidelines, and training tools. The Joint Commission
An electronic archive for digital resource materials in the fields of minority health and health disparities research and policy. University of Maryland Center and University of Pittsburgh
Resources for culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Self-directed training course for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. CME and CEU credits available. Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A list of resources for physicians to reduce health disparities, research on eliminating health care inequalities, and work by the American Medical Association to reduce health care disparities. American Medical Association
Interactive map locating minority health points of contact in states and territories. Office of Minority Health Resource Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Continuing education programs for nurses and physicians. Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health
Social Determinents of Health
Factors contributing to health care inequities
improving cultural competencies
The Heckler Report, also called the Report on Black and Minority Health, was released in 1985 to mobilize elimination of health disparities.
The federal Office of Minority Health was established in 1986 to implement the Heckler Report.
LEP Guidance, issued in 2000 and in 2003, addresses working with people with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Think Cultural Health launched in 2004 as a clearinghouse of resources where healthcare professionals can find culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities is a community-driven approach to achieving health equity.