Training and Continuing Education

The resources below offer cultural and linguistic competency training and other physician, nurse, and health care practitioner education. Some sites offer continuing education credits.

American Association of Family Physicians – Cultural Competency Self-Test

Cultural Diversity At The End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians

Advancing Quality Health Care for a Culturally Diverse Female Population: A Cultural Competency Education Initiative for Obstetrician-Gynecologists
Free satellite broadcast presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II/NY in collaboration with the School of Public Health.

Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
CCHCP endeavors to enhance the abilities of health professionals to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care.

Cultural Competence for Health Professionals in Geriatric Care, Case Western Reserve University Providers Guide to Quality and Culture.
This Web site is a joint project of Management Sciences for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and the Bureau of Primary Health Care

DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration
Education about health literacy and how to improve it in health care settings.

National Center for Cultural Competence
This Web site was developed through a cooperative agreement with the Division of Research, Training and Education (DRTE), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity
This Web site is a collection of links from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

National MultiCultural Institute
This Web site offers resource materials for sale, including training manuals, books, videos, and computer products.

National Health Service Corp – Medical Spanish Language Training Classes
This site includes a list of links from the National Health Service Corps.

Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)
This tool is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. 
CME courses are available:

A Family Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

Culturally Competent Nursing Care:  A Cornerstone of Caring 

Training Tools for Physicians and Others

CDC's Health Literacy Training
The health literacy section of the CDC Web site offers links, resources and training materials for health professionals to find out more about the topic and earn CE credits in the process

Competency Curriculum for Emergency Responders
This set of courses is designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to cultural competency in order to help lessen racial and ethnic health care disparities brought on by disaster situations

New Mexico Department of Health: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Toolkit
This toolkit contains New Mexico Department of Health CLAS Assessment Recommendations, a list of the 14 CLAS Standards, definition of terms, implementation of language access service strategies, resources and helpful links.CDC's Health Literacy Training

Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health Centers
This report describes the development of a learning network project that included interventions and needs assessments at community health centers to help reduce the diabetes disparity in the Hispanic population

Cultural Competence Online for Medical Practice (CCOMP): A Clinician's Guide to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities
Learn effective cross-cultural approaches to care for African-American patients with cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension. Use videos with real patient scenarios and case-based modules to increase your awareness.

Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
The findings included in the final report are based on information developed about business benefits achieved by different kinds of health care organizations that implemented projects addressing one or more of the National CLAS Standards published by OMH in 2000

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
This cultural competency curriculum equips physicians with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve.

Health Resources and Services Administration Study On Measuring Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery Settings
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is sponsoring a project to develop a cultural competence measurement profile comprising a conceptual measurement framework and set of measures for gauging cultural competence in health care settings.

Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies, and Practices
The purpose of this paper is to report findings of an environmental scan that will serve to inform the development of Cultural Competence Curriculum Modules (CCCM) for family physicians.

Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines For Medicaid Practitioners
The objective of this toolkit is to aid providers in practical application of the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
This program, accredited for 9 CNEs by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, is available online at no cost to participants.