Sponsored by the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health(OMH), the Think Cultural Health website offers cultural competency e-training for health providers. Part of the OMH mission is to “improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health”.
Along with free online courses which are accredited for continuing education credit, other resources and tools are available to promote awareness of cultural awareness in the patient population. Resources are available for physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other health professionals. The website is advertising a soon to be curriculum for emergency responders also. Another added resource is the Health Care Services Language Implementation Guide which has been developed to assist healthcare organizations implement language access services to meet the needs of patients who have limited English proficiency.
Think Cultural Health: Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs.