Cultural & Language Resources

Department of Health: Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate disparities. To achieve this goal, OMH developed the first CLAS standards in 2000. Today, the National CLAS standards provide a blueprint for health care organizations to provide quality health care and advance health equity. Click Learn More to review the CLAS Standards or learn more about the other programs and resources provided by OMH.

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Integrating Cultural Information into Clinical Practice

Information and resources to support the care of immigrants and refugees.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Languages

This website provides information in the seven most common languages spoken in the United States. There also are links to 15 additional languages with the respective health information documents in English.

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National Institutes of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus

This website provides health topics and information in languages other than English.

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Cultural & Health Literacy Training

Effective communication is a critical skill for any health care provider. Communication determines whether or not a patient understands and complies with your recommendations. But what if your patient speaks a different language or comes from another culture? There are steps you can take to improve your cultural, language, and health literacy so you and your staff can better serve diverse consumers and communities. Explore free cultural and health literacy training courses now.

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Last updated on 9/15/2023 10:27:45 AM


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