This section provides resources on different beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group. We hope that the material selected in this section will be useful to health providers as they formulate effective strategies to eliminate health disparities for the diverse population.
This Web site is designed to assist health care professionals in providing high quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations.
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
A Dictionary of Patients’ Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals
"This Dictionary is a guide that is meant to describe beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group. It gives details about Western, Eastern, and Other Religions, and discusses Major American, African, Caribbean, Middle East/South Asian, East Asian, and Euro-Asian Cultures.
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
This guide covers: Amish and Old Order Mennonite, African-American, Arab, Asian Indian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Cuban, Filipino, First Nation (Native American), Haitian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Russian, Samoan, Somalian, Sudanese, Vietnamese, Western European American.
This section of Think Cultural Health offers tools and resources that will help you and your organization communicate effectively with your patients and clients.Check out the handouts below.
This guide provides a number of services including information on appropriate ways to communicate with people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Articles written on cultural diversity by Geri-Ann Galanti and other authors