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African Americans

Getting to Know African-American Culture

This section provides information on African-American culture as it relates to the health of individuals, families, and communities. We hope that the material contained here will be useful to providers as they formulate effective strategies to eliminate health disparities for the diverse African-American population.

Source: The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture

  • African Americans
    The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture
    Provides detailed information for African American culture including its strengths and protective factors, challenges to health and well-being, and principles for culturally competent health services.
  • Cultural Generalities for African Americans
    WFH Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
    Provides general information about common traditions, traits and experiences of a group.
  • African-American Health
    MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine
  • Black Or African-American Populations
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Provides information about demographics, leading causes of death, and other important health issues


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