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Professional Practice and Development: Cultural Competency
A Primer for Cultural Proficiency: Towards Quality Health Services for Hispanics
Barnga is a staff simulation activity that emphasizes the power of subtle differences in culture as they effect communication.
Cultural Competency CME Portal
This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. You may access free online courses accredited for continuing education credit as well as supplementary tools to help you and your organization promote respectful, understandable, and effective care to your increasingly diverse patients.
MCN Module on Cultural Competency in Practice
Module Two of MCN's educational offering "Adolescent Farmworkers at Risk" focuses on cultural competency in practice. Earn continuing education creditswhile learning more about this important topic.
Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America
This digital archive features a number of recordings and texts in the indigenous languages of Latin America. Materials are available in Mixteco, Mam, Nahuatl, Otomi, Triqui, Zapoteco, and many other indigenous languages. These materials give information about the cultures of these indigenous groups. Original works of literature in indigenous languages are also published on this site. AILLA works to preserve written forms of these languages, but it also collects grammars, dictionaries, ethnographies, and research notes that can be used as teaching materials.
Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CDI)
The CDI is an organization that was created in 2003 to ensure that indigenous communities and people in Mexico have the rights guaranteed to them by the Mexican Constitution. It collaborates with state governments and federal dependencies to evaluate current strategies and works to form new programs that will ensure equality and fight against indigenous discrimination. It also works to help indigenous peoples to improve their quality of life.
Cultural Humility Versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education
Good article on cultural humility--basically the groundbreaking one used to propose the term
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; May 1998; 9, 2; Research Library
Melanie Tervalon; Jann Murray-Garcia
Cultural Sensitivity Training
FIOB has a good presentation that they use to teach the general community about indigenous cultures. This PowerPoint could be used to teach staff about indigenous languages.
Frente Indígena Oaxaqueño Binacional (FIOB)
The Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front (FIOB) is a non-profit organization based in California. It is a coalition of indigenous organizations, communities, and individuals from Oaxaca, Baja California and in the State of California. This organization works to empower the indigenous peoples of Oaxaca and make sure that human rights are upheld for these communities in both Mexico and the United States.
Indigenous Language Resources
This website, owned by SIL International, provides detailed background information about less common languages. Many of the indigenous languages have profiles.
Note: Wikipedia also contains a variety of sites describing the basic characteristics of each of the indigenous languages.