“Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights
This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States.
Education is Freedom National Scholarship
Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need.
HIV/AIDS Story Writing Contest
A contest open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 22. Must write a story featuring a character with HIV.
Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.
UNC-Chapel Hill Organizations
- AHEC – Spanish Language and Cultural Competency Training
- Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities
- Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
- Center for Aging and Diversity
- Center for Health Statistics Research
- North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NCHCAP)
- The Minority Health Project
- UNC School of Public Health
- UNC School of Public Health – Continuing Education Minority Health-Related Courses
- UNC School of Public Health – Diversity Related Activities
- Webcast – 25th Annual UNC School of Public Health Minority Health Conference – Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD Confronting Institutional Racism 5th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture from the 25th Annual UNC School of Public Health Minority Health Conference February 28, 2003
- A su Salud!: Spanish for Health Professionals
- Area L AHEC – Cultural Sensitivity Training
- Area L AHEC – Spanish Language and Cultural Competency Training
- NC AHEC Digital Library – Minority Health Special Collection
- NC Center for International Understanding – Latino Initiative
- NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
- State Center for Health Statistics
- State of North Carolina
US Government Agencies
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality – Minority Health Resources
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (en español)
- Closing the Gap – The Office of Minority Health
- Eliminating Health Disparities (EHD) Traineeship Program
- Epidemiologic Research & Information Center (ERIC)
- Fast-Stats from A-Z
- Indian Health Service
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
- National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)
- National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) NIH Comprehensive Strategic Plan and Budget
- National Healthcare Disparities Report
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences- Health Disparities Research – Community Partnerships Research
- National Institutes of Health
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
- Office of Research on Women’s Health
The Joint Commission Road Map for Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family Centered Care
- US Department of Health and Human Services (Initiative to eliminate racial and ethical disparities in health)
Other Relevant Organizations
- American Cancer Society – Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2009-2011
- American Hospital Association – Eliminating Racial and Ethical Disparities
- American Medical Association
- American Public Health Association (APHA) Minority Health
- American Refugee Committee
- Asia and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
- Asian American Health/National Library of Science/National Institutes of Health
- California Black Health Network
- Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity
- Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco
- Center for Victims of Torture (Minneapolis)
- Center for Excellence in Minority Medical Education and Health
- Cultural Diversity / Queensland Health
- Cultural Diversity in Health Care
- Diversity Rx
- EdChange and the Multicultural Pavillion
- ETHNOMED Homepage
- Health Disparities Webcast
- Intercultural Communication Institute
- kaisernetwork.org – Health Disparities Webcasts
- Kaiser Health Disparities Report – A weekly look at race, ethnicity and health
- Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity, & Medical Care
- Living Knowledge
- Minnesota Department of Health (Public health improvement goals 2004)
- Medical Apartheid
- Minority Health Network
- National Black Women’s Health Project (NBWHP)
- National Center for Cultural Competence – Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development
- National Center for Farmworker Health (Migrant Health)
- National Medical Association (NMA)
- National Multicultural Institute
- National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
- National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
- New Toolkit Addresses Diversity, Emergency Preparedness
- Ohio State University: Diversity Dictionary
- Out of Many, One: A Multicultural Action Agenda for Eliminating Health Disparities
- PaPa Ola Lokahi (POL)
- Program in Translation & Interpreting, University of Minnesota
- The Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture
- Providing Culturally Sensitive Health Care
- Race, Health Care and the Law
- Race – The power of an Illusion
- Reducing Health Disparities in Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Populations
- Summit Health Institute for Research and Education (SHIRE)
- Society for Medical Anthropology
- The Access Project
- The Center for Cross-Cultural Health
- The Cross Cultural Care Health Care Program
- Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links
- Transcultural Nursing Basic Concepts and Case Studies
- Why the Difference? An Initiative on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cardiac Care
Spanish Language Resources
- The Affordable Care Act and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Research Brief, May 2012. (PDF version, 8 pages). New estimates from RAND suggest that 2.0 million out of the 2.5 million Asian Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will gain or be eligible for coverage in 2016 through the Affordable Care Act. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are already benefitting from the expansion of preventive services with no cost-sharing in both private health insurance and Medicare.
- The Affordable Care Act and African Americans, Research Brief, April 2012. (PDF version, 6 pages).
New estimates from RAND suggest that 3.8 million African Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 through the Affordable Care Act. African Americans will gain improved access to preventive health services and community health centers and improved maintenance of chronic diseases.
- The Affordable Care Act and Latinos, Research Brief, April 2012. (PDF version, 7 pages).
En español (Versión en PDF, 7 Páginas). An estimated 30.7% of Latinos are uninsured, compared with 16.3% of all Americans. The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions to significantly improve the health outcomes of Latinos.
- Uninsured Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act, Research Brief, March 2012. (PDF version, 2 pages)
The Affordable Care Act is beneficial for young adults aged 19-25 who previously were more than twice as likely as other adults to lose private health insurance coverage. The law helps to provide stable health insurance.
- Expanded Insurance Coverage For Young Adults of All Races and Ethnicities, Issue Brief, March 2012. (PDF version, 2 pages). The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance plans until the age of 26. A JAMA research study finds that an additional 2.9% of all young adults gained access to health care, with larger increases for minority groups.
- The Affordable Care Act and Children, Issue Brief, December 2011. (PDF version, 7 pages)
Recent results from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 1.2 million additional children have access to health insurance after the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The percentage of insured children has increased for three years since CHIP’s reauthorization in February 2009.
- Overview of the Uninsured in the United States, Issue Brief, September 2011. (PDF version, 5 pages)
The Current Population Survey finds that 49.9 million Americans were without health insurance coverage in 2010. This brief provides overview statistics on insurance for children, young adults, and minorities.
- The Value of Health Insurance: Few of the Uninsured Have Adequate Resources to Pay Potential Hospital Bills, Research Brief, May 2011. (PDF version, 10 pages).When the uninsured cannot afford the care they receive, the cost must be absorbed by other payers. This brief estimates that uninsured families can only afford to pay in full 12% of hospitalizations they might experience.
- Alexander, G. R. (2002). A Mind for Multicultural Management. Nurse Manager, 33(10), 30-34.
- M. C. Beach, S. Saha, and L. A. Cooper, The Role and Relationship of Cultural Competence and Patient-Centeredness in Health Care Quality, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2006
- T. D. Goode, M. C. Dunne, and S. M. Bronheim, The Evidence Base for Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2006
- Q. Ngo-Metzger, J. Telfair, D. H. Sorkin et al., Cultural Competency and Quality of Care: Obtaining the Patient’s Perspective, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2006
- R. Hasnain-Wynia and D. W. Baker, Obtaining Data on Patient Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language in Health Care Organizations: Current Challenges and Proposed Solutions, Health Services Research, August 2006 41(4p1), 1501-18
- M. Wynia and J. Matiasek, Promising Practices for Patient-Centered Communication with Vulnerable Populations: Examples from Eight Hospitals, The Commonwealth Fund, August 2006
- D.W. Baker, K. A. Cameron, Joseph Feinglass et al., Patients’ Attitudes Toward Health Care Providers Collecting Information About Their Race and Ethnicity, Journal of General Internal Medicine, October 2005 20(10), 895–900
- Resident Physicians’ Preparedness to Provide Cross-Cultural Care, Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D., Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., Eric G. Campbell, Ph.D. et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, September 7, 2005, 294 (9), 1058–67
- Providing Language Services in Small Health Care Provider Settings: Examples from the Field, Mara Youdelman, J.D., and Jane Perkins, J.D., The Commonwealth Fund, April 2005
- Who, When, and How: The Current State of Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language Data Collection in Hospitals, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Debra Pierce, and Mary A. Pittman, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2004
- Insurance, Access, and Quality of Care Among Hispanic Populations: 2003 Chartpack, Michelle M. Doty, Ph.D., The Commonwealth Fund, October 2003
- Providing Language Interpretation Services in Health Care Settings: Examples from the Field, Mara Youdelman and Jane Perkins, The Commonwealth Fund, May 2002
- Campinha-Bacote, J. (2006). Cultural competence in nursing curricula: How are we doing 20 years later? Journal of Nursing Education, 45, 243-244.
- Giger, J., Davidhizar, R. E., Purnell, L., Harden, J. T., Phillips, J., & Strickland, O. (2007). American academy of nursing expert panel report: Developing cultural competence to eliminate health disparities in ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(2), 95-102.
- Watts, R., (2003). Race Consciousness and the Health of African Americans. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 8 No. 1, Manuscript 3.
- Council on Cultural Diversity in Nursing Practice. (1991). Cultural diversity in nursing practice. Retrieved April 20, 2007
- National League for Nursing. (1979). Position statement on nursing’s responsibility to minorities and disadvantaged groups. Retrieved April 20, 2007
- IQ solutions. (2001). National standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services.
- Association of American Medical Colleges. (2005). Tool for assessing cultural competence training. Retrieved April 20, 2007
- Campinha-Bacote, J. (2002). The process of cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare services: A model of care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 13(3), 181-184.
- Giger, J., & Davidhizar, R. E. (July 2002). The Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural assessment model. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 13(3), 185-188.
- Leininger, M., & McFarland, M. R. (2002). Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research, & practice (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Newman, J., Davidhizar, R. E., & Fordham, P. Multi-cultural and multi-ethnic considerations and advanced directives: Developing cultural competency. Journal of cultural diversity, 13, 3-9
- Schim, S. M., Doorenbos, A., Benkert, R., & Miller, J. (2007). Culturally congruent care: Putting the puzzle together. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(2), 103-110
AIDS/HIV Research & Teaching
- Getting Started with AIDS-Images. ch, Bernard Hirschel
- National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MS.
- 20+ free webcasts currently available at: http://www.minority.unc.edu/resources/webcasts/