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The following resources have been gathered to supplement the entire Curricula Enhancement Module Series. Please use the table of contents below to navigate to specific resources for each individual module.

Table of Contents

New Resources
    MCHB/DRTE Webcast of Curricula Enhancement Modules
    NCCC's DRTE Homepage

General Resources for the Curricula Enhancement Module Series
    Definitions of Cultural Competence
    Journal Articles
    Linguistic Competence Resources
    Multimedia Resources (videos and Web sites)
    Print Modules

Cultural Awareness Resources
    Self-Assessment Checklist Series
    NCCC Training Clips

The Process of Inquiry -- Communicating in a Multicultural Environment Resources
    Selected Resources
Resources on Communication and Disabilities
    Resources on Translation & Interpretation 
    Language and Health
    Literacy Resources
    Resources on Social Context, Culture, Health, and Mental Health
    Process of Inquiry—Communities
    Summary of DHHS Guidance (Appendix)

Public Health in a Multicultural Environment Resources
    Journals, Journal Articles, and Books
    Electronic Resources and Web Links
    Implications (Appendix A)
    Definitions (Appendix B)

General Resources for the Curricula Enhancement Module Series

Definitions of Cultural Competence

Journal Articles

Bell, S., & Scholle, S. H. (2002, July). Family ratings of cultural competence in a System of Care. Presentation made at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health’s Training Institutes, Washington, DC.

Culhane-Pera, K. A., et al. (Eds.). (2003). Healing by heart: Clinical and ethical case stories of Hmong families and Western providers. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Dolhun, E. P., Muñoz, C., & Grumbach, K. (2003, June). "Cross–cultural education in U.S. medical schools: Development of an assessment tool." Academic Medicine, 78(6).

Fadiman, A. (1997). The Spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Gilbert, M. J. (Ed.). Principles and recommended standards for cultural competence education of health care professionals, prepared for the California Endowment. Available from

Gilbert, M. J. (Ed.). Resources in cultural competence education for health care professionals, prepared for the California Endowment. Available from

Institute of Medicine (2004). In the nation's compelling interest: Ensuring diversity in the health care workforce. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Smedley, B. D., Stith, A. Y., & Nelson, A. R. (2002). Unequal treatment: Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Institute of Medicine. Available from

Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2003). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice (4th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

Thandeka. (1999). Learning to be white: Money, race, and God in America. New York: Continuum.

U.S. Surgeon General. (2001). Mental health: Culture, race and ethnicity. A supplement to Mental health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Summary. Available online at

Linguistic Competence Resources

For a broad definition of linguistic competence, see

See additional definitions in Compendium of Cultural Competence Initiatives in Health Care (2003). Kaiser Family Foundation.
Available at

Additional Resouces on Linguistic Competence include:

Building Linguistic and Cultural Competency: A Tool Kit for Managed Care Organizations and Provider Networks that Serve the Foreign-Born (1998). Wendy Siegel, Millennia Consulting, with Aida Gaichello, University of Illinois. Supported by the Mid-America Institute on Poverty.

Introducing Behavioral and Social Sciences into Medical School Curricula. Current project of the Institute of Medicine, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health. For more information, see

Multimedia Resources


Blue-Eyed, a video demonstrating the effects of stereotyping others, by California Newsreel, see

Centers of Excellence in Culturally Competent Care (2003). Kaiser Permanente.
To order, contact the Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Hotline at (510) 271-6663.

Cultural Issues in the Clinical Setting. Teaching video vignettes with facilitator’s guide, 2003, 2004. Kaiser Permanente Multimedia Productions and The California Endowment. To order, contact: Gus Garona, Kaiser Permanente National Media Communications, Media Distribution, at (323) 259-4776.

The Culture of Emotions. A Cultural Competency and Diversity Training Program. Mental Health. To order, contact: Harriet Koskoff at (415) 864-0927.

Race: The Power of an Illusion, a video by California Newsreel, see
Companion Website sponsored by PBS at

Worlds Apart: A Four-Part Series on Cross-Cultural Healthcare (2003), by Maren Grainger-Monsen, M.D., and Julia Haslett, Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. Available from Fanlight Productions at

Web Sites

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at In particular, note publications under "Population Focus."

Cross Cultural Health Care Program at

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health at


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