These resources were compiled for the AACP-AAMC “Cultural Competence in Health-Professions Training: Considerations for Implementation” Webcast held on May 12, 2005. The resources listed do not represent a complete listing of cultural competence resources for health professionals. Although the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) are not responsible for the materials presented on the Web sites or for the Web addresses, our hope is that the information will prove useful.
National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) - Home page.
NCCC Resource Database - Demographic information, policies, practices, articles, books, research initiatives and findings, curricula, multimedia materials and Web sites, etc.
Cultural Competency - Selected Resources for Instruction.
Report of the ASHP Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Competence - by Hannah K. Vanderpool for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists 2005;62 1924-1930.
Bibliography - alphabetical order by author - Medical Education and Cultural Competence: A Strategy to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.
Bibliography - by categories
Family Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care - This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by Ciné-Med Inc. and Astute Technology. It is supported through unrestricted monies from the Office of Minority Health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The California Endowment - Cultural competence resources provided by the California Endowment - a private, statewide health foundation.
Center for Health Families and Cultural Diversity - Compendium of cultural competence/health disparities: selected resources.
The Cross Cultural Healthcare Program - Books, Resources, Training Programs, Research Projects and Video.
ETHNOGERIATRICS - Stanford University - A center for multidisciplinary ethnogeriatric education, focusing on faculty development, training for healthcare providers, research and policy analysis.
EthnoMed - The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the U.S.
Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion - April 2004 IOM report.
Kaiser Race, Ethnicity, and Healthcare Reference Library - This collection of resources covers the data sources and research on racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, including information on access and quality, the healthcare workforce and public opinion. It includes resources specific to the health of sub-populations including Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.
The Role of Patient-Provider Racial, Ethnic, and Language Concordance - The Commonwealth Foundation July 2004 Report: “Disparities in Patients Experiences, Health Care Processes, and Outcomes"
Summary of State Law Requirements Addressing Language Needs in Health Care - Publication excerpt and order form.
Think Cultural Health - U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services: Cultural competence continuing education resources.
Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT) - TACCT is a self-administered assessment tool developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that can be used by medical schools to identify areas in the curriculum where specific aspects of culturally competent care are currently taught, including previously unrecognized educational elements. The TACCT permits gaps to be identified, as well as planned and unplanned redundancies. It may be used for both traditional and problem-based learning curricula.
Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care - 2003 IOM report assesses the extent of racial and ethnic differences in healthcare that are not otherwise attributable to known factors such as access to care.
The Case for Cultural Competence in Health Professions Education - Shaya FT, Gbarayor CM. The Case for Cultural Competence in Health Professions Education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2006; 70 (6) Article 124.
An Elective Course in Cultural Competence for Healthcare Professionals - Evans E. "An Elective Course in Cultural Competence for Healthcare Professionals". Am J Pharm Educ. 2006; 70(3): article 55.
Cultural Competence: Part 1 - U.S. Pharmacist: "Understanding That Inequalities Exist."
Cultural Competence: Part 2 - U.S. Pharmacist "Overcoming Bias: The Pharmacist - Patient Relationship."
Enhancing Student Knowledge About Low Health Literacy - Sicat BL, Hill LH. Am J Pharm Educ. 2005; 69(4):article 62.
Intercultural Disposition and Communication Competence of Future Pharmacists - Shah MB, King S, Patel AS. Intercultural Disposition and Communication Competence of Future Pharmacists. Am J Pharm Educ. 2004; 68(5): article 111.
UCSF Cultural Competence Student Elective Course - "Cultural Competency in Pharmaceutical Care Delivery: A Training Template for a One-Day Pharmacy Student Elective Course" by Mitra Assemi and Chris Cullander, School of Pharmacy University of California, San Francisco. 2003 (PDF).