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Clinical Tools: Cultural Competency
AAP's Community Pediatrics
Offers a collection of resources on cultral competence.
Communicating Effectively Through an Interpreter (video)
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 Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CCHPA)
National Center for Cultural Competence has designed the CCHPA to promote cultural competence as an essential approach for practitioners in the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.
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.
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit provides step-by-step guidance and tools for physicians and other primary care health professionals to use in assessing a practice and making changes to promote better understanding for clients of all literacy levels. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissioned the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to produce the toolkit. Contents include tools for practice change, video, documents, Internet resources, testimonials from a practice, tips, and key points.
HRSA: Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers
Highlights approximately 40 HRSA-supported projects on the critical subject of cross-cultural health care. HRSA has provided exceptional leadership in helping health care providers enhance their clinical and organizational skills in cultural competence. As a result, the quality of cultural and linguistically appropriate services that HRSA provides to its diverse constituents has vastly improved.
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.
Isolated By Language: The Indigenous Oaxacans of Greenfield, CA
The town of Greenfield, CA has a high population of indigenous immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, many of whom speak little Spanish and/or English. This website is a compilation of work done by students from the UC,Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and reports on what the town of Greenfield is doing to improve communications and relations with these indigenous peoples