ADDM Resource Guide:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):

The Essence of Healing: The Journey of American Indian Nurses   
The Essence of Healing: The Journey of American Indian Nurses documentary showcases the lives of 14 nurses who live and work in the Upper Great Plains.
You can view the trailer at
If you have any questions or comments about the film, please contact me at  

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Bibliographies
A collection of various research materials including data sets, research instruments, and fact sheets. Searchable subjects, such as condom
use by a certain population, or browse by category.  Some bilingual material available:

Alzheimer’s Associations Diversity Toolbox – Selected information for African Americans, Chinese, Hispanic/Latinos, and Koreans. Many
documents are available in a variety of languages, such as Polish, Russian, and Vietnamese:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Integration of cultural competence into  BSN curriculums: Including the "Toolkit for Cultural
Competent Education":

Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing in the Christine E Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. This
is a relatively new institute with the vision of being a global catalyst for promoting the universal visibility and significance of caring in

Anti-Racism Resources:

National Arab American Medical Association – A non-profit, non-political, educational and charitable organization for medical professionals of
Arab descent:

Archives of Caring in Nursing, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
    The Archives of Caring in Nursing has as its mission preserving the history of caring in nursing; inviting the study of caring;
    advancing caring as an essential domain of nursing knowledge; and creating meaning for the practice of nursing. Current holdings
    include the scholarly papers of Anne Boykin, Delores A. Gaut, Madeleine M. Leininger, Carol L. Picard, Sister M. Simone Roach, Savina
    O. Schoenhofer, Kristen M. Swanson, Kathleen L. Valentine, and Zane Robinson Wolf, and the archives of the International Association
    for Human Caring.  

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum:

Association of American Indian Physicians:   Native American - active in medical education, cross cultural training between western and
traditional medicine, and assisting Indian communities:

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations:

Association for Cultural Studies:

Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet:   Helping to “close the gap” by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Indigenous

Awesome Library - Multicultural Site:

BBB World Service: The Story of Africa:

Belief Net:  Inspiration, Spirituality, Faith, Religion:

Better Health - Evidence to promote race equality in health:

Black Womens Health - Dedicated to the health and wellness of today’s African American Woman:

Center For Cross-Cultural Research:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  Use the search feature to retrieve articles about specific patient populations or diseases.

Center for Healthy Families and Culture Diversity:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:
A wealth of statistical data related to the US health care system, including user satisfaction surveys, statistics, trends, reports, and
research.  Utilization statistics of Medicare and Medicaid by racial and ethnic minorities.

Chinese American Medical Society - Families with children from China; Health & Medical Information including Growth Charts for Chinese

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre:   http//

CHISPA Project Information


Commonwealth Fund (Underserved populations & patient-centered care)

Consortium of Higher Education Institutes in Health and Rehabilitation Education in Europe:

Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)

Cultural Clues

Cultural Competence Resources

Cultural Diversity in Health Care:  It will give you a general introduction to issues of diversity in health care settings, as well as provide
information on my workshops and book…Caring for Patients from Different Cultures.


Cultural Medicine

Cultural Studies Association

Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services National Standards  

Current Nursing: Nursing Research Articles, Theories, Reviews

Cultural Profiles

Death & Dying: Mythinglinks COMMON THEMES – Rituals, Beliefs, & Traditions of Death & Dying.

Department of Health and Human Services:
Search by disease, condition or population group.

Diversity in Medicine

Diversity RX Organization:  DiversityRx has a database of hundreds of resources on cross cultural health care, and a directory of
organizations that work in this field.

Ethnic Medicine Guide:   The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to
the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

Ethics: Nursing Around the World: Cultural Values and Ethical Conflicts


Ethologue Languages of the World:

European Platform on Health and Social Equity

European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA)

Evidenced Based Culturally Competent Care

Fitne is offering a TCNS member discount on selected videos from our Nurse Theorist series. Influential thinkers (including Madeleine Leininger) talk intimately
about their life, work, and impact on nursing education and practice. Use code TCNS.

Guidelines for Health Care Providers Interacting with Muslim Patients and their Families:

Healthy People 2030
Comprehensive health agenda for the US; goals are to increase life expectancy, reduce health disparities in difference population groups,
and achieve access to preventive health services. Check the “data sources” area for statistics.

HCUPnet: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project:  This easy to use database walks you through information queries related to national and
regional estimates on hospital use, stays in hospitals for participating States, and measures of health care quality for all patients. A project
of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Health Care for Children of Immigrant Families:

Healthfinder:  Searchable consumer health and services information from the US government.

Hepatitis B information around disclosure, management, preventing the spread of infection and useful websites.  Available in the following
    English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Khmer, Dari, Thai, Burmese, Indonesian, Turkish, Italian, Greek

Health Protection Agency Archives

Hispanic Center of Excellence

National Alliance for Hispanic Health:  National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations - (formerly Coalition of Spanish-
Speaking Mental Health Organizations)

National Hispanic Medical Association:  Comprised of Latino physicians and serves as an information clearinghouse for Latino physicians
and other Latino healthcare professionals.

Global Health Europe


Human Rights Based Approach to Health Care.  Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights.  Information, Evidence and Research
(IER/ETH) - World Health Organization.  Available online at:

Information on Dr. Madeleine Leininger
International Cancer Council (ICC)

Intercultural Edcuation of Nurses in Europe

International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA)

Irish Transcultural Nurses Network:

Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys:  Resources and services concerning cultural competence, diverse learners, and student success.

Kaiser Family Foundation - Minority Health

Lippincott Advisor - Cultural Perspectives

Many Faces: Addressing Adversity in Healthcare
This 2003 article presents a model for culturally competent care. The concept of cultural competence is discussed. The Process of Cultural
Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services Model is described, and a mnemonic to guide in providing culturally competent care is

MEDLINEplus Health Information

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Mesothelioma Center at

MERLOT Home Page:  Is an online community of faculty who are collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality web-based, interactive
teaching and learning materials.

Minority Health Project – Contains annotated bibliographies relevant to the health of racial and ethnic populations and information on data

Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms

National Association of Indian Nurses of America

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Research, training and information on complementary and alternative medicine for practitioners and consumers.

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB-Prevention

National  Center  for Cultural Competence – Conceptual Frameworks/Models, Guiding Values and Principles

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

National Institutes of Health
Links to databases, program explanations, and publications.

National Medical Association  - Represents the interests of 22,000 African American and other minority physicians and the patients they

National Multicultural Institute (NMCI)

Nursing, Consultant, Educational and Health Services, Inc.

Office of Minority Health

Online Medical Information – MedMark is a great site for healthcare students and professionals seeking online information, links, journals
and other resources on many health and medicine subjects.

Program For Multicultural Health Cultural Competency Division

Project on Death in America – Transforming the Culture of Dying.

Race, Healthcare and the Law:
A series of links and essays prepared by a law school student.

Religious Movements Homepage:  On this extensive website you will find detailed profiles of more than 200 different religious groups and

Resources for Cross-Cultural Health Care        

Student Nurse Journey

Social Determinants and Health Inequities/European

The Access Project

The Center for Cross-Cultural Health                                      

The Hmong Health Information Project (Hmong HIP)

The  Japan   Academy of  Nursing  Science (JANS)

The Nightingale Project for Global Health

The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

Think Cultural Health:

Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Project on Death in America 1994-2003

Transcultural Nursing and Health Care Consulting: Dr. Akram Omeri:

Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates:

Transcultural Nursing:  Basic Concepts and Case Studies:

Transcultural Nursing Basic Research Guide:

Ultimate Nurse:

World Health Organization:  Disease information, health policies, statistics.
Social determinants of health/WHO
Informational Links