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External link NCQA Recognizing Innovation in Multicultural Health Care Award Program Exit Disclaimer
NCQA will highlight and recognize health plans for their exemplary efforts and demonstrated effectiveness in promoting cultural competence and addressing the health care needs of diverse members. Through these awards, NCQA hopes to advance efforts to improve multicultural health care and eliminate health care disparities.
Applications must be submitted by May 30, 2008.
External link National Center for Cultural Competence Exit Disclaimer
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) strives to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The Center has designed an online Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment that is intended to promote cultural and linguistic competence as essential approaches for practitioners in the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic groups. NCCC information is also available en Español through their Spanish language portal.
External link Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Exit Disclaimer
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library serves the educational, research, and clinical needs of health professionals, students and researchers at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and through-out the Intermountain region.
External link Outreach and Advocacy for Black and Hispanic People with Mental Disabilities Exit Disclaimer
For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Our precedent-setting litigation has outlawed institutional abuse and won protections against arbitrary confinement. In the courts and in Congress, our advocacy has opened up public schools, workplaces, housing and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.
External link Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSEP)
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorizes formula grants to states, and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers.
External link Normas de Política Las Prohibición del Título VI contra la Discriminación por País De Origen a Medida que Afecta a Personas con Capacidad Limitada de Inglés
El inglés es el idioma predominante de los Estados Unidos. De acuerdo con el Censo de 1990, el inglés es hablado por el 95% de sus residentes. De aquellos residentes de los U.S. que hablan otros idiomas en el hogar que no sea inglés, el Censo de 1990 reporta que el 57% de las personas mayores de cuatro años de edad hablan inglés "de bien a muy bien".
External link National Women's Health Information Center
The OWH was established in 1991 within the US Department of Health and Human Services. OWH coordinates the efforts of all the HHS agencies and office involved in women's health. OWH works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States.
External link National MultiCultural Institute - Leading with Diversity Exit Disclaimer
Founded in 1983, the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is proud to be one of the first organizations to have recognized the nation's need for new services, knowledge, and skills in the growing field of multiculturalism and diversity.
External link National Health Service Corps - Bureau of Health Professions
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is committed to improving the health of the Nation's underserved.
External link The Multicultural Project Presented by Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Exit Disclaimer
PACER currently employs several members of diverse cultural groups to work with parents. Multicultural staff persons meet with and provide individual information, assistance and advocacy to parents and family members who have children with disabilities. In addition, staff regularly meet with leaders in their own communities to discuss how to increase and improve services to families. Workshops are held locally to discuss various topics, and to increase awareness of state and federal laws that have been passed to ensure that children with disabilities are treated fairly.
External link Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Resources from HHS
List of resources presented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
External link Meaningful Access for People Who Are Limited English Proficient promotes a positive and cooperative understanding of the importance of language access to federal programs and federally assisted programs. This website supports fair, reasoned and consistent implementation of Executive Order 13166, Title VI, and the Title VI regulations regarding language access. This site also acts as a clearinghouse, providing and linking to information, tools, and technical assistance regarding Limited English Proficiency and language services for federal agencies, recipients of federal funds, users of federal programs and federally assisted programs, and other stakeholders.
External link LEP Guidance (Chinese Version)
Policy Guidance on the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination As It Affects Persons With Limited English Proficiency
External link Language and Cultural Access Program Exit Disclaimer
The Language and Cultural Access Program (LCAP) was initiated in 1994 in collaboration with local community, public and private health organizations and with support from Kaiser Family Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Opening Doors initiative, and the Ridgecliff Foundation. It was developed out of concerns over the increased language barriers which non-English speakers face within managed care systems of service delivery.
External link Indian Health Services Fact Sheet
Members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and their descendants are eligible for services provided by the Indian Health Service (IHS). The IHS is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that operates a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.8 million of the nation's estimated 3.2 million AI/ANs.
External link Health Care for All (HCFAMA) in Massachusetts Exit Disclaimer
Health Care For All is dedicated to making quality and affordable health care accessible to everyone in Massachusetts. We seek to educate Massachusetts residents about our health care system and encourage you to join us in changing it.
External link National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health Exit Disclaimer
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health is dedicated to helping states, tribes, territories, and communities discover, apply, and sustain innovative and collaborative solutions that improve the social, emotional, and behavioral well being of children and families.
External link Fiesta Education Exit Disclaimer
Fiesta Educativa is one of the few organizations in the entire state of California that is dedicated to empowering the Latino families of persons with special needs through education, training referral, and information.
External link Diversity Rx Exit Disclaimer
Diversity Rx is a clearinghouse of information on how to meet the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations seeking health care.
External link The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) Exit Disclaimer
Established in 1992 with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation the CCHCP was a response to an increasingly urgent need to decipher and to negotiate the diverse health care needs of the growing non-mainstream, limited English speaking populations in the Seattle area.
External link The State of Latinos in the District of Columbia Trends, Consequences, and Recommendations Exit Disclaimer
The Council of Latino Agencies was founded in 1977 by a group of organizations and community activists to serve the District of Columbia's burgeoning Latino community, primarily Central Americans fleeing the ravages of civil war and political repression. Originally known as the Council of the Hispanic Community and Agencies (CHCA), the newly-formed coalition envisioned that with the establishment of a consolidated grassroots network, the Latino community would be better positioned to address its own needs in a cost-effective, comprehensive and professional manner. The organization also perceived the need to play a leadership role in fostering cooperation, coordination, and resource-sharing among service agencies to meet the most basic needs of low-income Latinos in Washington.
External link Coordination and Review Section of the Civil Rights Division - Department of Justice
Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. As President John F. Kennedy said in 1963: Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins] contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin] discrimination
External link The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education Exit Disclaimer
Since 1976, the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education has been an integral part of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through a comprehensive range of research, training, and service projects, the Center strongly promotes quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism. The Center is deeply committed to facilitating equal educational opportunities for cultural and language minority students. The Center also disseminates research findings and related information through various Center publications. Funding for some Center programs is provided through grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Education.
External link Bendheim-Thomas Center for Research on Child Well Being Exit Disclaimer
The Bendheim Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) is an interdisciplinary center at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research. Our mission is to stimulate basic research, educate faculty and students about issues related to children's policies, and influence policymakers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels.

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